As election looms, only a week left to make sure you can vote

Last chance to join the register before polling on 7 May

Residents of East Devon are reminded that there’s just under a week left to ensure you have registered as an elector and can vote on 7 May. The last day for receipt of applications is Monday 20 April.

If you are already registered, but want to have a postal vote rather than going to a polling station on election day, time is also running out. You must apply by 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 21 April to ensure you can vote by post.

Details of all the candidates in the Parliamentary election and for district and parish council wards are now on EDDC’s website.

The website also carries information about the opening times and locations of polling stations around the district.

Register online

Don’t forget that under the new system of Individual Elector Registration (IER) it is up to each individual to register, not the head of the household as before. If you still haven’t registered to vote, you can do so online.

To get help with registering to vote or to ask for a postal voting application form, you can also contact the district council’s Electoral Services team on 01395 517402, or email them.

With the General Election and local elections now less than a month away, being registered as a voter is obviously necessary so you can have your say. But there are other advantages too – like finding it easier to get a credit card, take out a loan or even obtain a mobile phone.

Don’t delay. Do it today!