Local elections - Don’t lose your vote

22 Mar 2017


Northumberland County Council and local Parish and Town Council elections are due to take place on Thursday 4th May.

In order to vote  in these elections you must be registered on the electoral roll.

If you are registered to vote  you will soon  be receiving 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 received your polling card by 31 March this may mean you are not on the electoral register. 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 call the county council’s election team on 01670 624811 or email elections@northumberland.gov.uk

The deadline to register to vote is April 13.

Emma Hartley, Head of Campaigns at the Electoral Commission said:

“Our research shows that young people, students and recent home movers are less likely to be registered to vote. So if you have moved house recently, then make sure you’re registered correctly. 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 Northumberland. "