Register to vote in time for local elections

10 April 2018

On Thursday 3 May residents in South Cambridgeshire will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them on the District Council.

All South Cambridgeshire District Councillors are being elected in one go for the first time. A total of 45 seats will be up for election.

Local government elections select councillors who are responsible for making decisions on running services in the local area.

To vote in this election, residents must be on the electoral register. The deadline to register to vote in local elections is fast approaching. South Cambridgeshire District Council’s elections team is encouraging residents who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 17 April. Anyone can apply online on this part of the Gov.uk website and it takes just five minutes to do so. Residents who are not registered by 17 April will not be able to vote.

Phillippa Saray, Electoral Commission Regional Manager for the East and South East of England, said: “If you have turned 18, or if you have moved home recently, it’s particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered. It takes just five minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.”

If you were eligible to vote in last year’s general election and your details have not changed, you will still be registered to vote. If in doubt, check your details by calling South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Elections team on 03450 455 214.