Next year, residents in North East Lincolnshire will be voting to elect councillors, who represent their local area and residents, and will help shape the future of their local area by making plans and taking decisions.
In order to be able to vote for your councillor, or in national elections, you need to be on the electoral register. If you’re not on it already, it takes just five minutes to apply online.
Most people have very busy lives, and sometimes actually going to vote at a polling station can be a barrier to voting. But did you know, as a result of recent legislative changes, you can now apply online for a postal or proxy vote. You will need your name, address, national insurance number and if applying for a postal vote, an image of your signature on a plain piece of paper to upload.
Visit www.gov.uk/vote-uk-election to register to vote or apply for a postal or proxy vote.
Rob Walsh, Returning Officer for North East Lincolnshire 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 North East Lincolnshire. 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 contacting us on 01472 324160 or by emailing [email protected].”