Central Bedfordshire Council news and press releases

We urge residents not to lose their vote

14 March 2018

We're encouraging local residents who have not yet registered to vote to register to vote online (link opens in new window) and have a say on who represents them locally. However, residents don’t need to register separately for every election, and will only need to register again if they’ve changed address, name or nationality since voting in the last election.

You can only vote in local elections on Thursday 2 May if your name appears in the register of electors and if you are aged 18 or over on polling day. The deadline to submit application forms to register to vote is midnight on Friday,12 April.

Poll cards will be delivered at addresses across Central Bedfordshire from 5 – 9 April, with postal votes being sent out from 8 April for ward elections and 15 April for parish elections. If you do not receive a poll card, you may not be on the electoral register for the address where you live.

Richard Carr, our Electoral Registration Officer and Chief Executive, said: "Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible. It only takes a few minutes to complete the form online, and it will enable residents to have their say on issues that affect their lives."

Residents who haven't received their registration form or a poll card can contact our electoral services team by emailing electoral.registration@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or calling 0300 300 8008.

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