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Don’t miss the deadline!

Published on Wednesday, 11th April 2018

There is less than a week to go to register to vote in the forthcoming local council elections on 3 May. The deadline for registration is midnight on Tuesday 17 April.

To register online please go to 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.

Anyone wishing to vote by post must be registered (by the 17 April deadline) and apply for a postal vote by 5pm on Wednesday 18 April. For those wishing to vote by proxy, the deadline is Wednesday 25 April, again having registered by the 17 April. 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.

 

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.

“Those wishing to register to vote by post and proxy need to make the arrangements as soon as possible and by the deadlines of 18 April and 25 April respectively."