Corby Council is urging residents who are not registered to vote to sign up as part of the National Voter Registration Drive.
On Thursday, May 5, 2016, voters across Northamptonshire will go to the polls to elect a police and crime commissioner for the area.
Anyone not registered to vote won’t be able to take part and have their say, with the deadline to register to vote in these elections being Monday, April 18.
Corby Council is particularly keen to remind those who don’t know that they can register, such as young people aged 16 and over.
Young people are historically less likely to be registered to vote than those in other age groups.
Research conducted by the electoral commission has indicated that about 30 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds are not registered to vote, compared to less than five per cent of those aged over 65.
Chief executive and electoral registration officer for Corby Council Norman Stronach said: “Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible so they can have their say on issues that affect their day-to-day lives.
“I’d urge people living in Corby to use National Voter Registration Drive to spread the message amongst family and friends.
“It only takes a few minutes to register to vote online.”
It’s easy and quick to do online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.