North Kesteven District Council is encouraging anyone not yet registered to vote to take advantage of a national voter registration drive this week (February 1-7) and go online now to register.
On Thursday May 5, voters will go to the polls to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire.
Anyone who isn’t registered to vote won’t be able to take part and have their say, explains the council’s chief executive Ian Fytche.
The deadline to register to vote in these elections is Monday April 18. While there is still time, it’s running out quickly. The good news is that it only takes a few minutes to register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
Mr Fytche 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 North Kesteven to use National Voter Registration Drive to spread the message among family and friends that it only takes a few minutes to complete the form and register to vote online.”
Ben Brook, Head of Performance and English Regional Teams at the Electoral Commission, said: “National Voter Registration Drive exists because it’s important that anyone who’s eligible, but has not yet registered to vote, does so. It’s easy and quick to do online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
“Young people, students and people who move frequently are much less likely to be registered to vote so #NVRD is as important as ever.”
Local residents can get a paper copy of the registration form by contacting the electoral registration office on 01529 414155.
The #NVRD campaign is led by Bite the Ballot, who work with partners, like the Electoral Commission and local authorities, to engage young people and encourage them to register to vote. There will be events and activities across the country being organised by schools, charities and other organisations.
On social media the hashtag will be #NVRD and Bite the Ballot also use #TakePower
Visit http://bitetheballot.co.uk for more information.