Apr 25 2014

Election 2014: Are You Registered to Vote?

harrow_council_logoThe deadline to register to vote in this year’s local and European elections is fast approaching.

On May 22, polling stations across the borough will open for people to vote for who they want to represent them on Harrow Council and in the European Parliament.

Every day, councillors in Harrow take important decisions about things such as housing, roads, health and wellbeing, social care and leisure.

Elections are your chance to vote for who you want to represent you on these issues. But only people registered to vote can cast their ballot – so if you are not on the electoral register, or you have moved recently or changed your name, you will need to make sure you are registered by May 6 in order to have your say.

Harrow Council Returning Officer Hugh Peart said: “Some people believe that they are registered to vote simply because they pay council tax, but that is not the case. Similarly some may think it’s too late to register in time for this year’s elections. But this isn’t the case and we don’t want anyone to miss out on the chance to choose who represents them. If you don’t register, you can’t vote, and you can’t have a say.”

Residents can register online or by calling electoral services on 020 8901 2660 to ask for a form to be sent out.

You can also register to vote, and get lots more information, on the Electoral Commission About my vote website.

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