Make sure you’re registered to vote in the local elections on 3 May

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On Thursday 3 May some parts of the Epping Forest district will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level.

Poll cards for the areas with elections were delivered between 23 and 29 March. If you haven’t receive one but think you should have, please contact the Electoral Services Office at Epping Forest District Council on 01992 564411.

The next election is on Thursday 3 May
This local government election will select district councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include housing, planning, rubbish and recycling, among others.

In order to vote you must be on the electoral register. The Electoral Services office is urging residents who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.

Register to vote deadline is 17 April

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 17 April. Anyone can apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

It takes just 5 minutes!

Have a say on who represents you

Simon Hill Electoral Registration Officer for Epping Forest said: “It’s time to make sure you can take part in the local elections. These elections are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Epping Forest. If you’re not registered by 17 April, you won’t be able to vote. If you receive a poll card your name is already on the register and you can vote on 3 May so you don’t need to register again.”

It takes just 5 minutes

Phillippa Saray Electoral Commission Regional Manager for the East and South East of England said: “If you’ve turned 18, or if you’ve moved home recently, it’s particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered. It takes just 5 minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.”

“If you were eligible to vote in last year’s general election and your details have not changed, you should still be registered to vote.”

Elections 3 May