Can You Vote In This Year Of The Treble?
Erewash residents are being urged to make it a New Year resolution to ensure they are registered to vote – with 2015 seeing an election hat trick!
Voters will go to the polls on Thursday 7 May for three elections – the General Election, Erewash Borough Council election and the Parish Council elections.
It is quick and easy to register online, with residents only needing their date of birth and National Insurance number to ensure they have the right to vote. Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Councillor Carol Hart, Erewash Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Community Engagement, says:
“The right to vote is an important and precious thing, it gives us all a chance to have our say and that is why our New Year message is clear – please ensure you are properly registered. This is a big year for elections and the countdown to the 7 May is already underway, so please take action now.”
A new and more secure system of registering to vote was introduced nationally last year. Called
Individual Electoral Registration (IER), the new system means that everyone old enough to vote has to take the responsibility to ensure they are on the voting register. It replaces the previous system, where the ‘head of the household’ could register everyone living in a property.
For more details on IER visit www.gov.uk/yourvotematters