Register to vote

22 Mar 2018


Stevenage Borough Council is urging local residents not yet registered to vote in the local government elections, to register before Tuesday 17 April.

Voters in Stevenage will go to the polls on Thursday 3 May for the local government elections, which will take place in all 13 wards across the town. Anyone who is not registered to vote by Tuesday 17 April will not be able to take part and have their say. Local government elections select councillors who are responsible for making decisions on running services such as leisure, housing, waste collections and planning.

Scott Crudgington, Electoral Registration Officer for Stevenage Borough Council, said: “I’d urge people living in Stevenage to register to vote as soon as possible in order for them to have their say on issues that affect their lives. It only takes a few minutes to complete the form and register - all you need is your date of birth and national insurance number to hand.”

Phillippa Saray, Electoral Commission Regional Manager for the East and South East of England, said: “If you have turned 18, or if you have moved home recently, it’s particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered. It takes just five minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.” 
If you were eligible to vote in last year’s general election and your details have not changed, you will still be registered to vote. If in doubt, check your details by giving us a call on 01438 242213.”

To register to vote visit: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Stevenage residents can obtain a paper copy of the registration form by visiting www.stevenage.gov.uk or by contacting the electoral registration office on 01438 242213. Poll Cards will be 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.

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