Register To Vote Day: Don’t miss out on your chance to vote

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News release: 03 April 2012

Time is running out to register to vote before the forthcoming local elections on Thursday 3 May. Today is Register To Vote Day and St Albans City and District Council is encouraging residents who want to vote in the elections to check that they are registered on the electoral register.

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Mike Lovelady, the Electoral Registration Officer for St Albans City and District Council, said: “You will need to be registered on the electoral register by 18 April to have your say in the District Council elections. If you have recently moved to the area you will need to ensure that your name is on the electoral register to be able to vote.

“If you are planning on being on holiday or away on business on 3 May and wish to vote by post or proxy, you will need to send an application to our Elections Services Team.” 

You can print off the forms to register to vote and to apply to vote by post or proxy at the Electoral Commission’s website at /Bounce.aspx?PG=http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/

Register to vote forms and applications to vote by post must be received by the Council by 5pm on Wednesday 18 April. Application forms to vote by proxy must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 25 April.

A full list of candidates standing in the elections will be available from 2pm on Wednesday 4 April on the Council’s website.

Further information about the elections is also available on the Council’s website or on the Electoral Commission’s website.

Contact for the press:
Amanda Wilkinson,
Media and Internal Communications Officer
St Albans City and District Council
Tel: 01727 819317
E-mail: amanda.wilkinson@stalbans.gov.uk
www.stalbans.gov.uk

Notes to editors:

1. The deadline to return registration forms and applications to vote by post is Thursday 18 April. Those wishing to apply to vote by proxy have until 5pm on Wednesday 25 April.

2. To vote in the election on 3 May, people need to be on the electoral register and be:

a. aged 18 or over on polling day
b. a British, Irish, EU or qualifying Commonwealth citizen