Your vote matters
Published on Monday, 26th March 2018
Residents of the Borough have until midnight on 17 April to register to vote in this year’s local council elections, which take place on 3 May.
People can register to vote online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
Alternatively, paper forms can be downloaded or collected from the Town Hall and need to be completed and returned in good time to beat the deadline.
Alan Franks, the Borough Council’s Returning Officer said:
"It's important that anyone who is eligible to vote registers to do so, this is the chance to have a say on the local issues that matter to us all.
“The law requires those who are eligible to vote to register and it’s important for other reasons too – some people may not be aware that failure to register can affect credit and mortgage applications. So I’d urge anyone who’s eligible to vote but hasn’t done so yet to get it done as soon as possible, and by 17 April in order to vote in the May election."
If you wish to vote in the May elections by post or by proxy, the deadlines to apply are 18 April and 25 April respectively. Details of eligibility and how to apply can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-postal-vote and www.yourvotematters.co.uk/how-do-i-vote/voting-by-proxy.
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