Bromley Council is reminding local residents that they must ensure they are registered to vote or they will miss out on the chance to have their say in the upcoming elections. Registering is also a legal requirement, and those who fail to do so by the deadline could face a fine.
If you have recently moved house or you are not on the register, you must submit your details by 18th April to ensure you are registered before the May elections. Voting will take place on 5th May for London Assembly members and the Mayor of London, and those who are not on the register will be unable to place their vote.
The Individual Electoral Registration was introduced in 2015. These new guidelines place the responsibility to register to vote on the individual residents. Everyone must ensure their own details are on the register and keep them up-to-date if they change; nobody else can do this for you.
Registering to vote is quick and simple, and you can complete all the necessary information online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, where you will also find details on how and why you need to do so. In order to register, you will need to complete your name and address details along with your date of birth and National Insurance number.
Residents who do not have internet access or cannot use the site can have a form posted to them. For further information and advice, contact Bromley Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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