Time running out for registering to vote on 3 May
News release from 16 April 2018, 3:42pm
RESIDENTS who have not yet registered to vote in the local elections on 3 May are being urged to do so before Tuesday night’s deadline.
Residents wishing to vote in the city council elections can still register to vote online up until 11.59pm tomorrow, Tuesday 17 April.
To register, people need to visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and have their National Insurance number to hand. The process should only take a few minutes.
Residents already on the electoral register do not need to take any action, and should already have received a poll card.
The elections on Thursday 3 May this year will see 15 city councillors elected – one in each ward plus an additional one in East Chesterton ward following a resignation.
Residents aged 18 or over on polling day can vote in these elections if they are a British, Irish, qualifying Commonwealth, or European Union citizen and have registered to vote in Cambridge.
Antoinette Jackson, Chief Executive of Cambridge City Council and Returning Officer for the local elections, said: “I would urge anyone who hasn’t yet done so to register to vote by midnight on Tuesday evening, as this will give them the chance to vote for a councillor to represent their ward on the city council.
“If you have recently moved house, are a student wishing to vote here or know you are not registered – it’s a very simple process to ensure you have the chance to play a part in local democracy this year.”
People who have already registered to vote but are planning to be away from Cambridge on 3 May can apply to vote by post up until 5pm on Wednesday 18 April.
People can appoint someone else to vote on their behalf by applying to vote by proxy up until 5pm on Wednesday 25 April.