RESIDENTS who are yet to register to vote in the May 2016 local and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections are being urged to do so with the deadline looming.
To vote in this year’s elections residents must register before Monday (April 18) and anyone registering overseas will need to allow extra time for checks to be completed by the Electoral Services Office.
A further registration period will be open until June 7 for people to register to vote in the EU referendum but registering before Monday means residents can vote in both. Anyone who has not applied on or before this date will be unable to vote in the elections on May 5.
Poll cards went out to most registered residents last week and those recently registered will receive theirs in the next few days.
Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or hard copy versions are available from the Electoral Services Team.
Residents who are unsure if they are registered can find out by emailing email@example.com or calling the Electoral Services Team on 01527 881 421.