Last chance to secure your local election vote

04 Apr 2017

Northumberland voters could be denying themselves the chance to vote in the forthcoming local  elections on 4 May because they are not on the electoral register.

The countdown to the Northumberland County Council  and  town and parish  council elections is now on, and voters only have until 13  April to make sure they are registered.

If you are registered to vote  you will have received  a polling card through the door which will tell you whether you have  a postal or a proxy vote in place, or which polling station you must visit to cast your vote.

If you have not yet received your polling card this may mean you are not on the electoral register and if you want to vote, you must act now.

One of the most common reasons for falling off the electoral register is if you have moved house or recently moved into Northumberland.

If you have only very recently registered to vote and received a confirmation letter from Northumberland County Council, you will receive a polling card at a later date. There is no need to re-register.

If you are unclear about whether or not you are on the register  please call the county council’s election team on 01670 624811 or email elections@northumberland.gov.uk