11-Apr-2016

With only one week to go until the deadline, Huntingdonshire District Council is encouraging residents to make sure they are registered to vote.

On Thursday 5 May, voters in Huntingdonshire will go to the polls for local government and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections. The deadline to register, if you want to be able to vote and have your say at these elections, is Monday 18 April.

Joanne Lancaster, Electoral Registration Officer for Huntingdonshire District Council, said: "With only one week to go, time is fast running out to make sure you can take part in these elections in Huntingdonshire. Our message is simple: if you’re not registered by 18 April, you can’t vote. I’d encourage everyone in Huntingdonshire to act now if you’re not already registered to vote and apply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote."

Ben Brook, Head of the Electoral Commission, English Regions, said: "Our research shows that the biggest reason people give for not being registered is moving house, with nearly half of people in England giving this as an explanation. 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 Huntingdonshire."