Your Voice, Your Vote – Council Urges Liverpool’s Students To Get Registered

Voting for Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner elections on 15 November

Voting for Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner elections on 15 November

DON’T lose your voice…

That’s the big message from Liverpool City Council to students across the city as the countdown to the local elections begins.

This week the council’s Electoral Services team has been making contact with members of the city’s student population who have not yet registered to vote.

People who come to Liverpool from other parts of the country to further their education are eligible to register to vote both at their home and university addresses.

The council is sending out registration packs to students in halls of residence to allow them to register in the city. The team is also stressing that it’s even easier for anyone to register online and it can be completed in less than five minutes.

The local elections take place on Thursday May 3, when one third of the council’s seats will be contested. The deadline for registration is Tuesday April 17.

Liverpool City Council Returning Officer Jeanette McLoughlin, said: “Students in the city are very much a part of the community and are affected by the same issues as everyone else. It’s important that you have your say.”

The message isn’t just for students, because the council is urging everyone who is eligible to vote to use their democratic right and make sure they are registered to vote.

If you are already registered to vote, you don’t need to do anything more. Your poll card should arrive in early April.

You can register to vote online at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote