Don't lose your chance to vote in May elections

Residents in Peterborough are being warned they could miss out on their chance to vote in Peterborough City Council, parish and parliamentary elections on Thursday 7 May 2015 if they are not on the electoral register.

Voters have until Monday 20 April 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 elections manager, said: "We want to make sure that no-one misses out on their right to take part in the elections 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.

"The quickest and easiest way to register to vote is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You can also register by post using registration forms available to download from the same website.

“People can also come into the Town Hall in Bridge Street, Peterborough and bring supporting documents to verify their name and address including a utility bill or council tax bill, and either a passport or driving licence."

UK citizens aged 18 or over on 7 May 2015 can vote in the elections as can qualifying Commonwealth citizens. If you are not sure whether you are on the electoral register contact our helpline on 01733 452249.

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