Getting involved in local democracy

Published Tuesday, 3 July 2018

This National Democracy Week, Waverley is celebrating the many ways the community can get involved in local democracy and make sure their voices are heard.

One of the easiest ways to get involved in the democratic process is to vote in both local and national elections and referendums. Waverley has had some of the highest turnout figures in elections in the country. Waverley’s turnout in the 2016 European Referendum was the highest in Surrey at 82.3% and the fifth highest nationally with 75,999 votes cast.  In contrast turnout across the UK was 72.2%. 

Make sure you’re registered to vote so you can take part in future elections. You can apply to register at ant time of the year. Remember if you move house or change your name you’ll need to re-register.

Register to Vote

Other ways to get involved in local democracy

Take part in one of our consultations

Become a councillor

Take part in the annual canvass

Ask a question at full council

Set up a petition

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