Voters Encouraged to Register for May Elections
Published Tuesday 21st March 2017 in Council and democracy news
With Lancashire County Council local elections taking place in just a few weeks, voters in Hyndburn are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote.
The call for voters to sign up comes as the Electoral Commission launches a national voter registration campaign to encourage as many people as possible to register ahead of elections taking place this year across the country.
Hyndburn Council are now also reminding voters in Hyndburn that they need to register by the deadline of Thursday 13 April or they won't be able to take part in the Lancashire County Council elections on Thursday 4 May.
Jane Ellis, Returning Officer for Hyndburn said, 'Time is running out to make sure you can take part in elections this May, so I'd encourage everyone in Hyndburn to take action now if they're not already registered to vote. It's quick and easy to register, but after the deadline of 13 April, it will be too late.'
Emma Hartley, Head of Campaigns at the Electoral Commission said, 'Our research shows that young people, students and recent home movers are particularly less likely to be registered to vote. So if you have moved house recently, then make sure you're registered correctly. If you're not registered, you won't be able to have your say on issues that directly affect your day-to-day life in Hyndburn.'
To register to vote, visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote before Thursday 13 April.