Res­i­dents urged to sign up for EU vote

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

VOT­ERS are urged to make sure they are reg­is­tered to have a say on the EU Ref­er­en­dum.

Cheshire East Coun­cil is call­ing on res­i­dents to regis­ter as an elec­tor ahead of the na­tional ref­er­en­dum on June 23 on whether or not the United King­dom should re­main in the Euro­pean Union.

Polling cards are be­ing posted to adult res­i­dents this week.

Those who are not reg­is­tered could also miss out on be­ing able to vote in the Police and Crime Com­mis­sioner (PCC) elec­tion on May 5.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Mike Suarez, re­turn­ing of­fi­cer for elec­tions in the bor­ough, said: “Cast­ing your vote is the lifeblood of a healthy and vi­brant democ­racy and you can’t vote if you aren’t reg­is­tered. It’s re­ally im­por­tant that peo­ple don’t miss out on the op­por­tu­nity to vote and have a voice on the im­por­tant lo­cal, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional is­sues that af­fect ev­ery­one.”

If you have reg­is­tered but not re­ceived your polling card, ring the coun­cil on 0300 123 5016.

To regis­ter go on­line to gov.uk/regis­ter-to-vote. The clos­ing date for the re­ceipt of ap­pli­ca­tions to regis­ter your vote for the PCC elec­tion is Mon­day, April 18.

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