New Year – Register to Vote

Make your 2015 New Year Resolution one you can achieve in 5 minutes, and could last for a 5 year period of Parliament: Register to vote.

If you’re not sure whether you’re on the electoral register, you can check and register to vote online. And it is quite simple.  Follow this link to the government website, and you will be registered to vote in minutes. If you don’t think you’ll have time to vote in person on the day, you can ask for a postal vote.

You don’t even need your National Insurance number.

What you need:

  • Your name and any previous names.
  • Your date of birth.
  • Your postcode, so the website can search for your address

You will be asked for your national insurance number, but it is not essential. If you can’t find it, you can just say “I don’t know where it is.” If your electoral registration office can’t verify you, they’ll contact you.

As long as you complete the application by the 20 April, it is valid. Your electoral registration office has until the 28 April to verify you.

So – no excuses. It really is important for as many citizens to exercise their vote as possible. Your vote *can* make a difference – particularly in such a closely fought General Election as we are likely to see in May 2015.

Congratulations – that’s one resolution ticked off the list!


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