Make sure you are registered to vote

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There is just under a month to go until the deadline to register for your vote in May’s council and parish elections.

Registered voters in the May 2018 elections will elect 18 city ward councillors on Thursday, May 3, including Thorney.

Residents have until Tuesday, April 17 to make sure they are registered. Anyone not on the register by then will not be able to vote. Residents will receive their poll cards around March 29. If they do not receive one they can call the Elections Helpline telephone number on 01733 452249 to check if they are registered.

Rachel Edwards, Peterborough City Council’s Head of Constitutional Services, said: “We want to make sure that no-one misses out on their right to take part in the elections. This year, one third of the ward councillors in the city will be up for election.

“If you want your voice to be heard, make sure you’re on the electoral register. People often think they’re automatically registered if they pay council tax, but that isn’t the case.”

The fastest way to register to vote is online at the Gov.uk website.

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