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Make sure you’re registered to vote

Published: Wednesday, 8 February, 2017

Stroud District Council is urging its residents to get involved by registering to vote ahead of the County Council elections which will take place on Thursday 4 May.

Since the law changed in June 2014, every individual is now responsible for their own registration, rather than registering as a household.

Anyone who has changed their address or is a new voter needs to make sure that they are registered. Not being on the electoral register could also affect your credit rating.

Registering to vote is easy and can be done online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Those registering will need to provide their date of birth and national insurance number.  Anyone without access to the internet can contact the elections team on the number below.

You can register to vote at any time, but the deadlines for registration ahead of the election are:

  • Last date for Registration – Thursday 13 April 2017
  • Last date for Postal Vote Applications – Tuesday 18 April 2017
  • Last date for Proxy Vote Applications – Tuesday 25 April 2017

The publication of candidates standing in the County Council elections will be available from Tuesday 4 April.

If you would like to know more about electoral registration, or request registration forms, please contact the elections team either by phone on 01453 754 886 or by email elections@stroud.gov.uk

More information can be found on the website stroud.gov.uk/vote

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