Get election ready

The UK General Election is on 4 July. 
Register to vote by 18 June.
If you need to vote by post, you must apply to do this by 5pm on 19 June.
You need valid photo ID to vote in person. If you don’t have valid ID, apply by 5pm on 26 June for a Voter Authority Certificate.  
Find out more about voting and elections in Southwark

Avoid identity fraud

To protect yourself from identity fraud, don't throw away or recycle entire:

  • bills
  • receipts credit or debit card slips
  • bank statements
  • unwanted post in your name

Destroy unwanted documents, preferably by using a shredder or deleting your name before placing them out for recycling. 

If you're disposing of unwanted computing equipment, either at the Household Waste Reuse and Recycling Centre or via our bulky waste collection service, protect yourself by ensuring that all personal information has been thoroughly wiped from any storage devices (eg hard drives) within that equipment.

You can read more about identity theft and fraud here.

Page last updated: 07 February 2020

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