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Make Sure You're Registered to Vote

On Thursday, 3 May residents in Newcastle-under-Lyme will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level.

Local government elections select councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in this borough such as planning, parks, leisure and waste management.

In order to vote in this important election, residents must be on the electoral register and the Borough Council is urging residents who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday, 17 April. Anyone can apply online at It takes just five minutes.

John Tradewell, the Council’s acting Chief Executive and Returning Officer for the May elections, said: “Time is running out for residents to make sure they can take part. 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 Newcastle-under-Lyme. If you’re not registered by 17 April, you won’t be able to vote.”

Chris Hinde, Electoral Commission Regional Manager for the Midlands, said:

“If you have turned 18, or if you have moved home recently, it’s particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered. It takes just five 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 will still be registered to vote. If in doubt, call the Council on 01782 717717.


Last updated 10 April 2018