The way you register to vote has changed, so make sure you don’t get left off of the Electoral Register – not only won’t you be able to vote but it may also have a disastrous impact on your credit score meaning you get refused credit, possibly preventing you from getting mobile phone contracts, credit cards or even a passport. That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re registered – to vote in the forthcoming elections for Southend Council and Essex Police & Crime Commissioner the deadline for registering is Monday 18th May, 2016.
If you’re in any doubt as to whether or not you’re still registered call Southend Council’s Electoral Registration enquiries on 01702 215010.
Registering is quick and easy and can be done online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, apart from your name, address and date of birth you’ll also need to provide your National Insurance number that can be found on your wage slips or letters about benefits or tax credits.
Don’t delay – do it today! Our democratic rights have been hard fought for over the years – you may find it hard to believe but it is less than 90 years since all adults (over 21) have had the right to vote in the UK