#NVRD – Join the drive and register to vote today
Release date: 28 January 2016
Cotswold District Council is encouraging anyone not yet registered to vote to take advantage of National Voter Registration Drive next week by going online to register. Between 1 and 7 February, there will be a big push nationally, encouraging people to register to vote ahead of the PCC (Police and Crime Commissioner) elections across the country – including in Gloucestershire - on Thursday 5 May. Anyone who isn’t registered to vote won’t be able to take part and have their say.
The deadline for registering to vote in these elections is Monday 18 April 2016. Whilst there is still time, it’s running out quickly. The good news is that it only takes a few minutes to register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and it can be done today. It's a chance to join the thousands of people across the UK who are being encouraged to register.
Nigel Adams, electoral registration officer for Cotswold District Council, says:
“Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible so they can have their say on issues that affect their day-to-day lives. I’d urge people living in the District to use the National Voter Registration Drive and also spread the message amongst family and friends.”
Ben Brook, head of performance and English regional teams at the electoral commission adds:
“The National Voter Registration Drive exists because it’s important that anyone who’s eligible, but has not yet registered to vote, does so. It’s easy and quick to do online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Young people, students and people who move frequently are much less likely to be registered to vote so #NVRD is as important as ever.”
Local residents who don’t wish to go online can obtain a paper copy of the registration form by contacting the Elections Team on 01285 623002.