Local elections 2014: Preston residents urged to register to vote

Posted on - 20th April, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston Council, Preston News

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Prestonians are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote ahead of the local and European elections in May.

Residents need to ensure they are on the electoral register ahead of the poll so they can have their say.

Lorraine Norris, chief executive of Preston City Council, said: “You must be on the electoral register to have your say in the Local and European elections. If you have recently moved house or area make sure you are registered at your new

“It only takes a few minutes to complete the registration form. Even if you will be away on holiday on 22 May, or think you may be caught up in work, you can make sure you have your say by applying to vote by post or proxy.”

The election of local councillors and eight Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) takes place on Thursday 22 May.

The deadline for registering to vote is Tuesday 6 May.

Anyone wishing to vote by post needs to apply for a postal vote by 5pm on Wednesday 7 May.

The results of the local elections and the count take place on Friday 23 May.

The European election results and count take place on Sunday 25 May.

To register to vote visit the council website and to check you are registered or update your detail visit

How do you think the local elections and European elections will pan out? Let us know in the comments below

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