Voters in East Northamptonshire are urged to register

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With only 100 days to go until the UK parliamentary and local government elections, East Northamptonshire residents are being urged to register to vote.

The General Election will be held on Thursday, May 7, to elect Members of Parliament (MPs), and on the same day, people in East Northamptonshire can vote for their local councillors.

To be able to vote, you must be registered by Monday, April 20, and you can do it online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote - all you need is your National Insurance number, date of birth and address.

The leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Steven North, said: “Last year the Government rolled out Individual Electoral Registration across the UK which means each individual voter is now responsible for registering their own vote. Previously one registration form was sent to each property with the names of all eligible voters included on it but now each resident must register individually.

“For the most part residents were automatically transferred over to the new register as their identities were confirmed using data held by the Department for Work and Pensions. We have recently written to all households in the district providing details of who is currently registered at those properties. However, for those who have not been included, it’s important they provide their details as soon as possible so that they can vote in this year’s elections.”

A few days after completing your online form, you will receive a letter confirming that your registration was successful or asking for more information if that is required. If you have provided your email address or phone numbers, you may be contacted that way instead.