Register to vote in time for May local elections

People across Lewes have less than three weeks left to register to vote for the forthcoming local elections.

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

If you were registered to vote in the last election and your details have not changed, you will still be registered to vote. If in doubt, check your details by calling 01273 471600.

Those who wish to have their say in the poll have until the deadline of midnight on Friday, April 12, to register. It takes just five minutes to apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Residents in Lewes will go to the polls on Thursday, May 2.

Local government elections select councillors who are responsible for making decisions on running services in the district.

Phillippa Saray, Electoral Commission Regional Manager for the East and Southeast of England, added: “If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered to vote. It takes just five minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.”