Residents in Peterborough are being warned they could be denying
themselves the chance to vote in Peterborough City Council elections on Thursday 3
May 2012 if they are not on the electoral
UK citizens aged 18 or over on 3 May 2012 can vote in the local
elections, as can qualifying Commonwealth citizens. Citizens in any
EU country can also vote in the local government elections in May
Voters have until 5pm on Wednesday 18 April 2012 to make sure they are
registered. Anyone who is not on the register by then will not
be able to vote.
Rachel Parnell, Peterborough City Council’s Compliance Manager
(Elections), said: "We want to make sure that no-one misses out on
their right to take part in the elections just because they aren’t
registered to vote. Some people think they are automatically
registered if they pay council tax, but that isn’t the case.
“We would urge people who already have a registration form they
are intending to send into us not to rely on the post but to bring
it into the Town Hall in person."
forms can be downloaded or are available by calling the city
council's Electoral Services Team on (01733) 452249. Forms can also
be collected from the Town Hall in Bridge Street, Peterborough.
If you are not sure whether you are on the electoral register,
contact the city council's elections helpline on (01733)