Surrey Heath Borough Council is encouraging anyone not yet registered to vote to take advantage of National Voter Registration Drive this week and go online now to register.
On Thursday 5 May 2016 voters in Surrey Heath will go to the polls to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey. Anyone who isn’t registered to vote won’t be able to take part and have their say.
The deadline to register to vote in these elections is Monday 18 April 2016. Whilst there is still time, it’s running out quickly. The good news is that it only takes a few minutes to register online atwww.gov.uk/register-to-vote. It’s a chance to join the thousands of people across the UK being encouraged to register this week.
Karen Whelan, Electoral Registration Officer for Surrey Heath, 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 Surrey Heath to use National Voter Registration Drive to spread the message amongst 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.”
All Surrey Heath properties were sent a letter in Autumn 2015 with details of who is currently on the electoral register for that property.
Anyone living at the property who is eligible to vote, but whose name was not on the letter, should register to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
Local residents who do not have access to the internet can get a paper copy of the registration form by contacting the electoral registration office on 01276 707165.