On Thursday 4 May people in City of Lincoln will have their say at local elections on who represents them locally.
Residents must be on the electoral register to be able to vote in May. With the registration deadline approaching, City of Lincoln Council is urging those who are not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered before it is too late.
The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 17 April. It takes just five minutes to apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.
This year residents in Lincoln will be voting to select councillors, who represent their local area, and will help shape the future of their local area by making plans and taking decisions.
Cheryl Evans, Democratic Services and Elections Manager at City of Lincoln Council said: “Local elections are an important opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who makes decisions about issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Lincoln.
“If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important to make sure you are correctly registered to vote. If you’re in doubt, you can check with us by calling us on 01522 873733 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Those intending to vote at polling stations in May will need to show photographic ID. A list of accepted forms of ID is available on the Electoral Commission’s website.
Those that do not have eligible ID can apply for free voter ID. Find out more here.
Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission, added: “If you’re not registered by 17 April, you will not be able to vote this May. Registering to vote only takes five minutes and can be done online.
“This year voters should also remember that they will need to bring photo ID to the polling station to be able to vote. Anyone that does not have an accepted form of ID can apply for free voter ID by 25 April.”