Time is running out for local residents in Stamford East to register to vote and ensure they have a say in next month’s local elections, with the deadline only days away.
SKDC is encouraging anyone not yet registered to go online before the deadline of midnight on Monday (19 April) to secure their opportunity to take part in the vote.
Thursday 6 May is polling day for Lincolnshire County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Lincolnshire Police Area and three by-elections in South Kesteven.
The majority of our residents are registered, which is good news - but there are still those who have yet to do so.
I am encouraging residents to go online and enter their details at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, particularly those who have moved house or have recently turned 18. They will be asked for their date of birth, National Insurance number and the usual details of name, address, previous address and nationality.
Some people wrongly assume that paying council tax means you are registered to vote. I am urging all those eligible to vote in South Kesteven to check that they are registered, or risk losing the right to have their say.”
Although every effort is being made to ensure venues are Covid-secure for voters and staff, those who prefer to vote by post this time instead of visiting their local polling station to cast a vote must apply before 5pm on Tuesday (20 April). Details can be found at the SKDC website: southkesteven.gov.uk/elections2021