The Council is reminding residents who are not currently on the electoral register or have moved recently they have until Monday 20 April to register to have their say in the General Election on May 7.
Residents who haven’t registered yet should also be aware registering to vote has changed. Individual Electoral Registration (IER) requires you to register and update your details individually. No one can register for you. The new system means you can register on-line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote Once on the page you need to fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details including your National Insurance number. If you don’t have access to the internet or can’t use it a form can be posted to you. Once registered you can vote at a polling station, by post or by proxy.
And remember it’s a legal requirement to register and you can face a fine if you fail to do so. If you want further information email firstname.lastname@example.org