Our local election in numbers

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The Council has released data showing the number of people who brought ID to the polling station for local elections on 4 May.

The data shows that 99.8% of electors voting in Runnymede Borough polling stations brought photo ID that met newly introduced voter ID requirements. Thank you to everyone who brought their ID, as it enabled our poll clerks to run the elections efficiently.

Collated figures across the area show 13,321 electors voted at our 40 polling stations on 4 May.

A total of 8,886 postal votes were issued and 6,316 were received back and included in the count.

At the end of polling day, 29 electors who tried to vote in a polling station were not given a ballot paper because they did not meet the new voter ID requirements – 0.2%.

The figures also show while 76 electors were initially turned away, 47 returned with acceptable ID and were able to vote. This means 61.8% of those initially turned away returned and were issued with a ballot paper.

The total elector turnout in 2022 was 31.6%, and the turnout this year was 32.9%, an increase of 1.3%.

Published: 15 May 2023