Deadline looming for Chesterfield residents to register to vote

Chesterfield residents are reminded that this Friday is the last day they can register to vote in this May’s local elections.

People must ensure they are registered to vote by Friday 12 April.

Most residents will already be registered. Anyone who has changed their address or personal details may need to re-register.

The easiest way to register to vote is by completing a simple online form at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. People registering will need details including: date of birth, address and National Insurance number.

Alternatively, residents can contact the council’s elections team on 01246 345402.

Huw Bowen, Chesterfield Borough Council’s returning officer, said: “With the deadline of 12 April to register to vote fast approaching, it is important for residents to make sure they are registered to vote.

“Otherwise, they risk turning up at the polling station on 2 May and being unable to vote – this means they will not be able to have their say on who represents them on their local councils.”

People wanting to apply for a postal vote must make their application by 5pm on Monday 15 April.

Elections will take place on 2 May for all 48 seats in all 19 wards of Chesterfield Borough Council, where residents can vote for who will represent them as their borough councillor.

Residents in Brimington will also vote for representatives to Brimington Parish Council and residents in Staveley will also vote for who will represent them on Staveley Town Council.

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