‘Poll’ Position

Liverpool City Council Gears Up For Local Elections

Have you got your polling card?

If you have then you’re registered to vote in the Local Elections in May.

If not, it means you might not be able to have your say on who represents you on the big local issues that affect us all.

Over the past few weeks the city council has delivered over 322,000 poll cards and postal polling cards to homes across the city.  More will be sent out in a couple of weeks to anyone who has only recently registered and to anyone who registers up until the deadline.

With less than one month to go until the big vote, the council is urging anyone who is eligible and has not yet registered to vote to act quickly.

Liverpool will go to the polls on Thursday 3 May, this year council seats are being contested in all 30 of the city’s wards.

If you haven’t already registered to vote at your current address, there is still time. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 17 April.

Local government elections select councillors, who are responsible for making decisions about the services the city council provides. These include housing, education, transport, planning, parks, public safety, social care and waste management.

Liverpool City Council Returning Officer, Jeanette McLoughlin, said: “Time is running out to make sure you can take part in the local elections. They are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life in Liverpool. But if you’re not registered by 17 April, you won’t be able to vote.”

Nationally, people aged 18-24, those who have recently moved home and people in rented accommodation are amongst those who are least likely to register to vote.

Registering to vote is easy and takes five minutes to do online at: gov.uk/register-to-vote