Make sure you can have your say on local issues and much more

Are you registered to vote?

Torridge residents are being reminded to make sure they can have their say on local issues and much more by registering to vote.

Local district and parish elections are just around the corner, taking place on Thursday 2 May. Anyone who is aged 18 or over will be able to vote on the day, providing they are on the register of electors. Residents have until Friday 12 April to be included in the register - it's quick and easy to do, taking just five minutes to apply online.

As well as being able to vote, the electoral register may also be checked by companies when applications are made for credit.

Senior Elections Officer at Torridge District Council, Tom Vanstone, said:

"Many decisions affecting residents are often taken at a local district or parish level. So if you want to influence how your council is run and who represents you its important that you register to vote to have your say on polling day, 2nd May. The process is quick and easy and the elections team at Torridge are also able to help if you have any queries. Once registered you'll also be eligible to vote in any future elections as well."

More information about registering to vote and the different ways to vote, including postal and absent votes, can be found on the council website: www.torridge.gov.uk/elections or by contacting the elections team - 01237 428739 or email elections@torridge.gov.uk

General information about voting and elections is also available at www.yourvotematters.co.uk

The deadline to register for a postal vote is Monday 15 April and for a proxy vote on behalf of someone else is Wednesday 24 April.

13 March 2018