Residents reminded to register to vote

Local residents in Telford and Wrekin are being reminded to ensure they are registered to vote in upcoming elections on 12 December 2019.

People who have recently moved house and young people who have turned 18 since the last elections are specifically being reminded to make sure they are registered.

Under Individual Electoral Registration (IER), which was introduced a few years ago, each person is now required to register to vote individually, rather than by household.

If you are not registered to vote, you can apply here www.gov.uk/registertovote.

Jonathan Eatough, Telford & Wrekin’s Acting Returning Officer, said: “It is really important that people living in Telford and Wrekin make sure that they are registered to vote.

“Being registered to vote gives you the right to participate at elections and can also improve your credit rating, which is another important reason to register.”

Residents who will be away on holiday on 12 December 2019 are also being reminded to register for a postal vote. More details about this can be found here: https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/how-do-i-vote/voting-by-post

The deadline to register to vote for elections is Tuesday 26 November 2019.




 

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