Still time to register to vote in next month’s elections….but hurry!
Published: 15 April 2021
There’s still time to register to vote in next month’s elections, but people need to move fast as registration closes at midnight on Monday 19 April.
Register today on GOV.UK.
“Don’t lose your opportunity to vote in this year’s local elections,” is the message to people in Exeter, as they are reminded about the key deadlines.
It takes just five minutes to apply online but if people are not on the electoral register they won’t be able to vote.
That’s the message from Exeter City Council, who are organising the elections throughout the city.
This year elections will be held in Exeter on Thursday 6 May. These will be for:
- Exeter City Council (14 seats)
- Devon County Council (9 seats)
- Police & Crime Commissioner
Once on the electoral register, people have a range of options for casting their ballot - in person at a polling station, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place (a proxy vote).
The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 20 April.
John Street, Exeter’s Electoral Registration and Returning Officer, said: “Don’t lose your opportunity to vote in this year’s local elections .Those who are not on the electoral register will not be able to vote,” he added. “But if you’re not on the register, there’s still time to ensure you are and it’s a really easy process to register – it takes no more than five minutes. You can do this by visiting www.gov.uk/registertovote “
Exeter City Council will be ensuring that polling stations across the city are safe places to vote, with extra measures taken against the spread of Covid 19.
“However we understand that some people – maybe more than usual - will want to vote by post, so I would urge them to make sure this has been arranged in advance. People have until 20 April to ensure they have registered for a postal vote,” he added.
Details of who is standing in the elections is available on the City Council website at https://exeter.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections-and-voting/2021-city-elections/