North Devon Elections Team encourage North Devon residents to vote

Electoral Services Manager, Judith Dark and Electoral Services Officer, Debbie Chandler with the #Vote100 poster

Posted on: 6 February 2018

The Elections Team at North Devon Council is encouraging residents across the district to register to vote.

The team is joining in with the Electoral Commissions #Vote100 celebrations marking 100 years from the Representation of the People Act (6 February 1918) which gave women the right to vote by encouraging all residents across the district to make sure they’re able to vote.

Electoral Services Manager at North Devon Council, Judith Dark, says: “Even though we don’t have any district elections taking place in North Devon until next year (2019), you can still register to vote at any time. It’s really important for women and men to be on the electoral register so that they can vote in elections or referendums in the future – if you’re details are not on the register you can’t vote. The register is also used by credit reference agencies if you are applying for credit so it impacts on other areas of our lives as well.

“Making sure your entry on the register is up to date is also important – don’t forget to let us know if you move house, change your name or turn 18.”

More information about registering to vote, the different ways to vote and election news for North Devon can be found on the council website.

The team can also be contacted to provide advice on 01271 388277 or email elections@northdevon.gov.uk

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