Last chance to register to vote for local elections

April 12, 2019 by Leigh-on-sea.com

Residents of Southend-on-Sea need to make sure they register to vote by midnight tomorrow (Friday 12 April) so they can vote in the local elections this May.

In 2018, 32.21% of people in the borough voted, and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are issuing a final reminder urging people to register so they can have their say in the local elections on Thursday 2 May.

By registering to vote, residents can have their say on important issues that affect lives locally. Registering to vote is quick and easy, and takes just five minutes to complete online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

A campaign has been running on digital bus stop signs throughout the borough as well as on the council’s social media channels and website since March.

Alison Griffin, chief executive and returning officer said: “Registering to vote is a fantastic way of being able to have your say and shape policies that will impact people in Southend-on-Sea.

“Through our campaign we have been highlighting that anyone who has had a change of address must re-register to vote.

“Many students don’t realise that they can register in their university town and hometown, so we have also been encouraging them to register in Southend too as they are valued members of the borough.”

People can find out if they have registered to vote by calling 01702 215010 or emailing: registrationandelections@southend.gov.uk

Find out more by visiting: https://www.southend.gov.uk/elections

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