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Final Chance to Register to Vote

Press Release: 09/04/2024

voter idWITH less than one week left before the voter registration deadline, Tameside residents are urged to register to vote and have their say on who makes important decisions affecting them. 

In order to vote on Thursday 2 May in local and mayoral elections, residents must register before midnight on Tuesday 16 April. It takes just five minutes to apply online at (external website, opens in new window).

Nominations for candidates closed on Friday 5 April. You can view the statement of the persons nominated in the local elections here and GM Mayoral elections at

There are different ways to vote in the elections: at your local polling station, by post, or by proxy (appointing someone to vote on your behalf). The deadline to apply for a postal vote in these elections is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024. The deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024.

Residents will need to show a valid form of ID at the polling station, such as a passport, driving licence, some types of bus pass or proof of age card, or a free Voter Authority Certificate. The deadline for to apply for free voter ID for these elections is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024

More information about the elections taking place in Greater Manchester, including information about voter ID, registering to vote, and applying for a postal or proxy vote can be found at

Returning Officer for Tameside Sandra Stewart said: “These elections are an opportunity for voters to choose who makes decisions that affect them and the places where they live, including voting for local councillors in Tameside and the mayor of Greater Manchester.

“It’s very important that anyone wanting to have their say in these elections makes sure they are registered to vote before the deadline. That deadline is now just days away, so I would urge people who haven’t yet registered to do so as soon as possible.”

Key dates:

  • Deadline to register to vote: midnight on Tuesday 16 April
  • Deadline to apply for a postal vote: 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024
  • Deadline for to apply for free voter ID: 5pm on Wednesday 24 April
  • Deadline for applying for a proxy vote: 5pm Wednesday 24 April 2024
  • Polling day: 7am to 10pm Thursday 2 May 2024

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