Richmondshire residents are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote for the May 2 local elections.
To have a say they must be on the electoral register – with the deadline to register fast approaching. Midnight on Friday 12 April is the last day to register - apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote. It takes just five minutes.
Tony Clark, Electoral Registration Officer for Richmondshire, said: “Time is running out to make sure you can take part in the local elections. These elections 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 here in Richmondshire. If you’re not registered by 12 April, you won’t be able to vote.
“If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered to vote. It takes just five minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.”
If you were registered to vote in the last election and your details have not changed, you may still be registered to vote. Poll cards will be delivered from 20 March to all registered electors.
If you are away or unable to get to your polling station on polling day, you can apply to vote by post or proxy – deadlines for them are: Monday 15 April at 5pm for the postal vote application deadline and Wednesday 24 April at 5pm for the proxy vote application deadline.