Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) is urging all residents to register to vote, if they’ve not done so already, in time for the forthcoming European Parliamentary elections, which take place on Thursday 23 May.
The deadline to register for voting in this election is Tuesday 7 May. Residents who might be away on polling day, only have until 5pm on Wednesday 8 May to return their postal vote application.
Registering to vote is quick and easy by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and AVDC want their residents to know that being registered is about more than just voting.
Jo Hart, AVDC Electoral Specialist, commented:
“The electoral register is used by credit reference agencies, so people not on the register may find it difficult to get a loan, mortgage or mobile phone contract. It is also a legal requirement, so not being registered could result in a fine of up to £1,000.”
Citizens of an EU country resident in the UK who want to vote in the European Parliamentary elections need to complete and return the following form: https://bit.ly/2DkCFDV. This form needs to be completed and returned by Tuesday 7 May.
Any queries about registering for this election - including questions about postal and proxy votes - should be directed to AVDC’s Electoral and Democratic services team. They can be contacted via email (email@example.com) or by calling 01296 585701.