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#NVRD – Join the drive and register to vote today

1 February 2016

Allerdale Borough Council is encouraging anyone not yet registered to vote, to join the National Voter Registration Drive this week and go online now to sign up.

On Thursday 5 May 2016, voters will go to the polls to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria. Anyone who isn’t registered to vote won’t be able to take part and have their say.

The deadline to register to vote in these elections is Monday 18 April 2016. It only takes a few minutes to register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote . It’s a chance to join the thousands of people across the UK being encouraged to register this week.

Andrew Seekings, the Local Returning Officer, said: “If you’re not registered to vote, you can’t influence the issues that affect your day-to-day lives. People living in Allerdale should use National Voter Registration Drive to spread the message to their family and friends that it only takes a few minutes to complete the form and register to vote online.”

Ben Brook, Head of Performance and English Regional Teams at the Electoral Commission, added: “National Voter Registration Drive exists because it’s important that anyone who’s eligible, but has not yet registered to vote, does so. It’s easy and quick to do online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Young people, students and people who move frequently are much less likely to be registered to vote so #NVRD is as important as ever.”

People can get a paper copy of the registration form by contacting the electoral registration office at Allerdale Borough Council on 01900 702 702.

Notes

  1. For more information contact 01900 702526, corp.comms@allerdale.gov.uk

2.    National Voter Registration Drive is between 1 and 7 February 2016 and is led by Bite the Ballot. 

3.    Bite the Ballot (http://bitetheballot.co.uk/ ) aim to ensure that young people are engaged in political process and inspired to become change-makers.

4.    The #NVRD campaign is led by Bite the Ballot and they work with partners, like the Electoral Commission and local authorities, to engage young people and encourage them to register to vote. There will be events and activities across the country being organised by schools, charities and other organisations.

5.    On social media the hashtag will be #NVRD and Bite the Ballot also use #TakePower

6.    National Voter Registration Drive exists because it’s important that anyone who’s eligible, but has not yet registered, does so. Young people and students are much less likely to be registered to vote so #NVRD is as important as ever.

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