Southport residents now have less than a month to register themselves to vote in the forthcoming Parliamentary and Local elections in Sefton or apply to vote by post.

The closing date for people to register to vote for the May 7 elections is Monday, April 20 and the closing date for applying to vote by post is 5pm on Tuesday, April 21.

Delivery of poll cards for those who are currently eligible to vote will start on Wednesday, April 1. The poll cards will inform electors where they must vote and what to do if they would like to apply for a postal vote.

Registered postal voters should expect to receive their postal ballot pack on  April 20/21. Any person applying for a postal vote up to the closing date should expect to receive their postal ballot pack by Tuesday, April 28.

Cards are also being delivered to properties across Sefton where no-one is currently registered to vote to encourage new residents to register in time to vote at the elections.

Anyone wishing to register to vote or anyone who wants a postal vote they are urged to apply now and not wait until the last minute.

Registering to vote is easy, you can register on line at where you will need to provide you National Insurance number.

For further information on voting or applying for a postal vote, visit the Electoral Commission website.


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