Residents reminded to register

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RESIDENTS are being reminded to ensure they have registered to vote in the forthcoming Derbyshire County Council and Chesterfield Borough Council elections.

Elections will be held to elect county councillors on Thursday, May 2.

And elections will take place on the same day in the St Helen’s and St Leonard’s wards of Chesterfield to elect two borough councillors following the resignations of councillors Angela Reynolds and Nick Stringer.

To take part in the elections residents must be eligible to vote.

Residents who have moved house recently are being reminded to re-register at their new address.

Sandra Essex, Chesterfield Borough Council democratic services manager, said: “We’re reminding residents who have moved recently to make sure they are registered to vote. Just because someone is paying council tax at an address does not mean they will automatically be on the electoral register there – they need to contact us separately.

“It’s possible to register for a postal vote either for one election, for a set period or for all future elections.

“It is also important to remember that someone who has registered for a postal vote cannot then vote in person at a polling station.”

The deadline to register to vote is Wednesday, April 17.

Applications for postal votes must be made by 5pm on the same day.

n To register visit www.chesterfield.gov.uk/myvote to download a form or call the elections team on 01246 345806.