March 2019

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Published on 25 March 2019

Register to vote in time for the May local elections

Residents in Teignbridge are encouraged to make sure they’ve registered to vote so they are able to have their say on who represents them in the forthcoming local elections.

On Thursday 2 May residents in Teignbridge will go to the polls to vote for their local representative in the district, town and parish elections.

Local government elections select councillors who are responsible for making decisions on running public services across Teignbridge. These include housing, planning, parks, leisure and waste and recycling collections.

In order to vote, residents must be on the electoral register. The deadline to register to vote in local elections is approaching and Teignbridge is urging residents who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.
The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Friday 12 April. Anyone can apply online. It takes just five minutes.

Phil Shears, Teignbridge District Council's Managing Director and Electoral Registration Officer, said:

“It’s really important that people register to vote if they haven’t done so already. There’s still plenty of time for people to make sure they can take part in the local elections. The elections are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Teignbridge. If you’re not registered by 12 April, you won’t be able to vote.”

Adrian Green, Electoral Commission Regional Manager for Southwest England, said:

“If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered to vote. It takes just five minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.”

See more information on how to register to vote here.