Residents in Rushcliffe are being reminded there are just a few days left to register to vote or apply for a postal vote and ensure their voice is heard at the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner and County Council elections on May 6.
In order to vote in these important elections, residents must be on the electoral register and Rushcliffe Borough Council is encouraging people who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.
The deadline to register to vote is midnight next Monday, April 19 and it takes just five minutes to do so online at https://gov.uk/register-to-vote
Voters have a range of options for casting their ballot with polling stations safe places to vote this year.
Or, they can also select to vote by post with the deadline to apply to the Electoral Commission at https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voting-person-post-or-proxy/apply-vote-post is 5pm on April 20.
They can also appoint someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote, the deadline is 5pm on April 27 at https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voting-person-post-or-proxy/apply-vote-proxy
Residents in Rushcliffe will go to the polls to vote in two different elections and will select:
- County Councillors, who represent their local area and residents, and contribute to the development of policies in areas such as transport, social care and children’s services
- The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), who oversees your local police force and ensures they are prioritising what matters to you
Kath Marriott, Deputy Returning Officer for Rushcliffe Borough Council, said: “Make sure you can take part in these elections by registering to vote before the deadline.
“It’s 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 Rushcliffe.
“If you’re not registered by April 19, you won’t be able to vote so please do so and don’t forget to apply for a postal or proxy vote should you wish to.”
For information on elections in their area, how to register to vote, or how to apply to vote by post or by proxy, voters can visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voter. This page will continue to be updated ahead of the polls.