Remember to register for right to vote in General Election

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Residents of south Norfolk aged 18 and above who are not currently registered to vote are being encouraged to get online within the next three days to ensure they will be able to participate in the General Election next month.

The elections watchdog has been campaigning to remind people they must be registered by midnight on Monday, April 20, to be eligible to vote in the election, which itself takes place on Thursday, May 7.

Julia Tovey-Galey, the Electoral Services Manager at South Norfolk Council, stated: “Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible if they want to be able to have their say on a whole range of issues that affect their everyday lives.

“It’s been five years since the last general election and we don’t want anyone to miss out on having their say on polling day.”

Electoral Commission research conducted recently indicates recent home movers, young people and students are among those least likely to be on the voting register.

Kay Jenkins, the Head of English Regions at the Electoral Commission, said: “With only one week left until the deadline for getting registered to vote, time is running out for anyone who hasn’t got around to doing it yet.”

To register, visit www.gov.uk/registertovote