General election plea to Stevenage and North Herts for National Voter Registration Day

Councils have been backing National Voter Registration Day.

Councils have been backing National Voter Registration Day. - Credit: Archant

People have been urged to take advantage of National Voter Registration Day and join the electoral roll.

Councils in Stevenage and North Herts are encouraging anyone who has not already done so to register online so they can vote in the general election, which will be held on Thursday, May 7.

Stevenage Borough Council’s electoral registration officer Nick Parry said: “It’s important that anyone who isn’t registered to vote should do so as soon as possible in order for them to have their say on issues that affect their lives. With National Registration Day taking place this week, I’d encourage everyone to spread the message amongst friends and family who may not have registered yet, that it will only take a few minutes to complete the form online and give them the chance to have their say in the upcoming national and local elections.”

David Scholes, the returning officer for North Herts District Council, said: “It is important to be able to have your say and exercise your right to vote in the national and local elections and National Voter Registration Day highlights to those not yet registered to vote to do so. With this looking to be an interesting general election this year and an important event for North Herts with the election of 16 councillors, we encourage residents to make sure they are registered in advance of the elections so that they can vote.”

To register visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

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