Register to vote

The deadline is approaching to register t to vote in the forthcoming Parliamentary and Local elections or apply to vote by post.

The closing date for people to register to vote is Monday 20 April 2015 and the closing date for applying to vote by post is 5.00pm on Tuesday 21 April 2015.

Delivery of poll cards for those who are currently registered and eligible started  on Wednesday 1 April 2015.  The poll cards will inform electors where they must vote and what to do if they would like to apply for a postal vote.

Cards are also being delivered to properties where no-one is currently registered to vote to encourage new residents to register in time to vote at the elections.

Anyone not already on the electoral register and wishing to register to vote, or anyone who wants a postal vote they are urged to apply now and not wait until the last minute.

Registering to vote is easy, you can register on line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote , you will need to provide you National Insurance Number.

For further information on voting or applying for a postal vote, visit the Electoral Commission website www.aboutmyvote.co.uk