People across Sheffield are being reminded that the deadline is nearing to register to vote in the forthcoming Local Election.
You must have registered by 11:59pm on 12th April to be able to vote.
If you live in Sheffield, it is your democratic right to vote for your local councillor on Thursday 2 May 2019. Those who are not registered will not be able to vote in the Local Election.
You only need to register once – you don’t need to register separately for each election. However, you must register again if you’ve changed address, name or nationality.
Sheffield City Council is advising people not to leave registering to the last minute.
If you are registered to vote, you should have received your poll card in the post. If it hasn’t arrived, you may need to register to vote.
Your polling card will have been sent to the address where you are registered – if you’ve moved you need to make sure your electoral roll details are up-to-date.
If you’re going to be away on polling day, which is Thursday 2 May, make sure you have applied to vote by post or by proxy.
The deadline for us to receive your completed postal vote application, or to change an existing proxy or postal voting arrangement, is 5pm on Monday 15 April.
The deadline for us to receive an application for a new proxy voting arrangement is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.
Returning Officer John Mothersole said:
“It is important that people across the city use their right to vote and ensure that they are able to vote on polling day.
“I would appeal to everyone to make sure they have received their polling card, or have taken the necessary steps to ensure they can vote on 2 May, whether that’s checking if they’re registered, applying for a postal vote or arranging a proxy vote.
“Registering to vote is quick and easy. People just need their National Insurance number, date of birth and address to hand.
“This election day people have the opportunity to make their vote count. Don’t lose the chance to have your say.”
To find out more about the Sheffield local election, different ways to vote and registering, visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/sheffvotes.