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Less than a month left to register to vote

Residents who are not yet registered to vote in the May local elections have just under a month - until Friday 12 April - to register.

Voters in Mansfield district will go to the polls to elect their Mayor, Mansfield district councillors and Warsop parish councillors on Thursday 2 May. 

Those eligible to vote can register online, using their National Insurance number at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. It takes only five minutes to complete. 

Young people and students are among those less likely to be registered to vote and missing a chance to have their say in the elections. Teenagers can register to vote from the age of 16, though cannot vote until they are 18.   

Also at risk of missing the chance to vote are people who have moved house recently and who mistakenly assume they are automatically registered at their new address because they pay Council Tax. The two processes are completely separate. 

Hayley Barsby, CEO and Returning Officer for Mansfield District Council, said: "Registering to vote is much quicker and easier than you think.

"If you have turned 18 since the last elections, make sure you are registered so you can take this opportunity to vote for the first time. Voting is the citizens' chance to have their say on important issues that affect them."

For further information about voting in the May elections visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/elections or call the Electoral Services at Mansfield District Council on 01623 463345 if you need a paper application form to register to vote.

Published on 14 March 2019

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