04/04/19: Are you registered to vote?

There is not long left for people to register to vote, if they want to take part in the upcoming local elections.

Local elections will be held on 2 May, giving people the chance to appoint representatives to Breckland Council as well as local town and parish councils. However, in order to be able to take to the ballots on voting day, people must be registered to vote by 12 April.

People who are already registered to vote do not need to re-register, unless their circumstances have changed, including changing their name or having recently moved to the district or moved house within Breckland.

People who usually vote in person, but who expect to be away on polling day, are being reminded that they can apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote, which enables somebody else to vote in person on their behalf.

Applications to vote by post must be received by 15 April. Proxy vote applications need to be received by 24 April. People should consider whether these options may benefit them and bear in mind when they will be at home to receive their voting packs.

Maxine O'Mahony, Breckland's Returning Officer, said: "Don't miss your chance to have your say on polling day. People who are already registered to vote and whose details are still the same don't need to do anything. However, if you've recently moved house or your details have changed, you'll need to update your registration before the deadline, which only takes a couple of minutes online."

People can register to vote for the first time, or update their existing registration, in just five minutes atwww.gov.uk/register-to-vote

To see a list of prospective councillors and their wards click Statements and Notices relating to the District & Parish Elections 

Last updated: 24/07/2019 13:15:27