Residents in Peterborough are being warned they could miss out on their chance to vote in Peterborough City Council, parish and European Parliamentary elections on Thursday 22 May 2014 if they are not on the electoral register.
Voters have until Tuesday 6 May 2014 to make sure they are registered. Anyone who is not on the register by then will not be able to vote.
Rachel Parnell, Peterborough City Council’s Elections Manager, said: “We want to make sure that no-one misses out on their right to take part in the elections because they aren’t registered to vote. Some people think they are automatically registered if they pay council tax, but that isn’t the case.
“If you do not think you are registered to vote you should come into the Town Hall in Bridge Street, Peterborough and bring supporting documents with you to verify your name and address including a utility bill or council tax bill, and either your passport or driving licence. We can register you there and then.”
UK and European citizens aged 18 or over on 22 May 2014 can vote in the elections as can qualifying Commonwealth citizens. If you are not sure whether you are on the electoral register contact our helpline on (01733) 452249.