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Make sure you're registered to vote ahead of general election

Chesterfield Borough Council is reminding residents to make sure they are registered to vote in the general election on Thursday 8 June.

Chesterfield residents who are already registered to vote will automatically be sent poll cards to vote in the general election.

Residents have until Monday 22 May to register to vote in the general election.

The quickest and simplest way to register is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. The process takes only a few minutes. People wanting to register will need details including: date of birth, address and National Insurance number.

Huw Bowen, Chesterfield Borough Council’s chief executive and electoral registration officer, said: “Since the general election has been called, our elections team has been contacted by people asking if they need to re-register to vote and we would like to reassure them that if they are already on the electoral register, they will be entitled to vote on 8 June.

“Time is running out, though, for anyone who is not already registered to vote in the general election and I would urge anyone who is not registered, to do this as soon as possible.”

The deadline for people to register to vote in the Derbyshire County Council elections on Thursday 4 May has now passed and it is too late for people who are not already registered to register to vote in these elections.

Anyone with any queries can contact the council’s elections team on 01246 345402 or email elections@chesterfield.gov.uk.


First published on 28 April 2017 Last updated on 07 July 2017