Rutland County Council urges people to register to vote online

Rutland County Council offices in Oakham
Rutland County Council offices in Oakham

Rutland County Council is encouraging local people who are not currently registered as voters to sign up online.

National Voter Registration Day takes place today and there are now fewer than 100 days to go until the general election on May 7.

Local parish and county council elections are also taking place on the same day and anyone not registered to vote can do so at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Residents without an internet connection can access the website via computers in Rutland libraries, which are free to use.

Returning officer for Rutland County Council Helen Briggs said: “Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible so that they can have their say on issues that affect their lives.

“I’d urge Rutland residents to use National Voter Registration Day to spread the message amongst family and friends who may not have registered that it only takes a few minutes to complete the form online.”

Some homes in Rutland will soon receive a letter detailing who is currently on the electoral register for that property. Anyone living at the property but whose name is not on the letter should register to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.