Northamptonshire residents urged to register to vote before April 20 deadline

There is less than a week left to register to vote at the forthcoming elections
There is less than a week left to register to vote at the forthcoming elections
6
Have your say

Anyone who has not registered to vote in the forthcoming general and local elections in May is being urged to go online and join the electoral register before the April 20 deadline.

The process takes about five minutes online by visiting www.gov.uk/registertovote.

The elections watchdog has been running a national media campaign reminding voters that they can’t take part in the election unless they have registered.

The Electoral Commission says recent home movers, young people, students and those from certain ethnic minority communities are all less likely to be registered.

This is the first general election where it has been possible to register to vote online.

Paul Goult, deputy returning officer at Corby Council, said: “Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible if they want to be able to have their say on a whole range of issues that affect their everyday lives.

“In Corby we are not only voting in the General Election but also the Local Election and we don’t want anyone to miss out on having their say on polling day.”

Kay Jenkins, from the Electoral Commission, said: “With less than a week until the deadline, time is running out for anyone who hasn’t got around to doing it yet.

“It only takes a few minutes to complete a registration application.”

The registration deadline is at midnight on Monday, April 20.