Register to vote deadline

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News release: 03 April 2017

Residents in the St Albans District have only a few days left to register to vote for important local elections.

Herts County Council elections

People wanting to vote in the elections to Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) must be registered by midnight on Thursday 13 April.

The ballot takes place on Thursday 4 May with all 78 seats up for election including ten in the St Albans District.

HCC has a wide range of responsibilities including social care, education, roads and libraries.

Anyone who is not already registered to vote can do so in just a few minutes online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
 
Residents not wishing to register online can request a paper copy of the form from the local registration office on elections@stalbans.gov.uk  or by phone on 01727 819294.
 
The Electoral Commission has launched a campaign, backed by St Albans City and District Council, to encourage people to register.
 
#OnYourDoorstep has used TV adverts, social media activity and other publicity to get the message across.
 
Michael Lovelady, Electoral Registration Officer for St Albans City and District, said: “There are just days left to register for the County Council elections, so if you want to have your say, register now if you’re not already registered.
 
“Registering is very easy. It only takes a few minutes to complete the form online, so it won’t take up much of your time.”
 
Emma Hartley, Head of Campaigns at the Electoral Commission said: “If you have moved house recently, then make sure you’re registered correctly. If you’re not registered, you won’t be able to have your say on issues that directly affect your day-to-day life in the St Albans District.” 
 
Media contact:
John McJannet, Principal Communications Officer, St Albans City and District Council. Tel: 01727-296130
E-mail: john.mcjannet@stalbans.gov.uk
 
Note:
You can vote in the HCC elections if you are registered to vote in Hertfordshire and will be 18 or over on 4 May 2017, and you are a British or Irish citizen, a citizen of another European Union country or a Commonwealth citizen who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK. British citizens living overseas can’t vote in these elections.