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People urged to register to vote

People urged to register to vote

People in Wiltshire are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote or face not having their say in the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election and EU referendum. The PCC election is on Thursday, 5 May, and the EU referendum on Thursday, 23 June. The deadline for people to register to vote in the PCC election is 18 April, and the deadline for postal vote applications is 19 April. Proxy votes need to be registered by 26 April, and nominations for candidature close on 7 April (4pm). The deadline for people to register to vote in the EU referendum is 7 June, and the deadline for postal vote applications is 8 June. Proxy votes need to be registered by 15 June. Registering to vote only takes a few minutes and all people need to complete the process is their date of birth and National Insurance number. To register to vote people should visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Carlton Brand, Wiltshire Council corporate director and returning officer for Wiltshire said: “It’s good for democracy if people in Wiltshire, and across the country, are engaged in the political process. “Those who want to help decide who makes decisions that affect their daily lives should take a few minutes to register if they haven’t done so already. It really is simple and quick to do so.” More information can be found at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/elections


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