Register to vote

04 Apr 2017

Stevenage Borough Council is urging local residents not yet registered to vote in the Hertfordshire County Council elections, to go online now to register before Thursday 13 April.

Voters in Stevenage will go to the polls on Thursday 4 May for the Hertfordshire County Council elections. Residents in Roebuck Ward will also take part in a By Election.

Anyone who is not registered to vote by Thursday 13 April will not be able to take part and have their say. County Council elections take place every four years and select councillors who are responsible for making decisions on running services such as education, health and social care, libraries and archives, and highways and transport.

Following the Local Government Boundary Review in 2015, some County divisions in Stevenage have been changed so this year people may find they’re voting for their County Councillor in a new area. More information can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council website: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/elections

Scott Crudgington, Electoral Registration Officer for Stevenage Borough Council, said: “It’s important that anyone who isn’t registered to vote should do so as soon as possible in order for them to have their say on issues that affect their lives. I’d urge people living in Stevenage to spread the message amongst family and friends that it only takes a few minutes to complete the form and register to vote online. All you need is your date of birth and national insurance number.”

Poll Cards have now been sent to all electors across Stevenage, detailing the polling station where they will need to go to cast their vote, and whether they have a postal or proxy voting arrangement. More information about the elections can be found at: www.stevenage.gov.uk. To register to vote visit: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

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