Mid Sussex voters urged to join register


Mid Sussex District Council is encouraging any local residents not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Day today (February 5).

There are fewer than 100 days until voters go to the polls to elect a Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex. Local District, Town and Parish Council elections are also taking place on May 7, 2015.

Anyone not registered can do so at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Tom Clark, returning officer for Mid Sussex District Council, said: “Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible in order for them to be able to have their say on issues that affect their lives.

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

Kay Jenkins, Head of English regions at the Electoral Commission, said: “National Voter Registration Day exists because it’s important that anyone who’s eligible to be on the register, but has not yet registered, does so. Young people, students and people who move frequently are much less likely to be registered to vote.

“We’re urging them to use the day as an opportunity to get onto the electoral register.”

All Mid Sussex properties will receive a letter in early March with details of who’s 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.

Local residents can obtain a paper copy of the registration form by visiting www.gov.uk/government/publications/voter-registration-forms-paper-versions or by contacting the electoral registration office on 01444 477222.