Householders are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote ahead of the forthcoming European elections.
In order to vote in the elections on Thursday, 22nd May, an individual’s name needs to be on the electoral register.
Citizens have until Tuesday, 6th May to register.
There are a number of reasons why it is important to be included on the electoral register.
Elections can be called at short notice and if you are not registered you will not be able to vote.
Voting also ensures you have a say on the issues of the day while being on the electoral register can maintain your credit rating.
Registering is quick and simple. Just visit: www.aboutmyvote.co.uk and print off a registration form.
Alternatively, apply for the appropriate forms or check your name is on the register by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
And you can still vote even if you are away on holiday by applying for a postal vote by 5 pm on Wednesday, 7th May, or by a proxy application form (not postal or emergency proxies) by 5 pm on Wednesday, 14th May.