Many East Devon residents still need to register to vote
National Voter Registration Day is on Thursday 5 February 2015 during a UK-wide week of national action (2-8 February) to inspire people to register to vote.
The day is organised by Bite the Ballot, which aims to empower young people to stand up and make their voices heard through better political education and to ensure that this important group register to vote.
East Devon District Council is aware that there are still people across the district who have not registered to vote, including many young people, and we hope they will take action on National Voter Registration Day.
If they don’t register by 20 April 2015 they will not be able to vote in May’s parliamentary and district and parish elections.
Residents across East Devon will be receiving a letter to confirm their voter registration details. It is a simple way to find out if the people in your household are registered, which means they will receive poll cards in April and be able to vote in the upcoming elections.
National Voter Registration Day is about spreading the word and encouraging people to take action by registering. However, it’s not only young people that we’re keen to register, we want all our residents that are eligible to vote to register, and we hope this day will focus attention on this aim.
Registering to vote is easy, just visit gov.uk/register-to-vote.