A Greater Manchester-wide campaign to encourage people to make sure they are registered gets underway today, Thursday 5 February, to mark National Voter Registration Day.
With only just over three months to go until the General Election and local elections on 7 May, residents across Tameside and Greater Manchester are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote, today marks National Voter Registration Day
Registering to vote is quick and easy and you can do it online in less than five minutes at www.gov.uk/registertovote
you need to have your National Insurance number handy.
Greater Manchester councils have written to every home in the region with details of who is currently on the electoral register at each property. Anyone living in the property, but whose name is not on the letter, should register online as soon as possible.
Tameside's Council Returning Officer, Steve Pleasant said “It is important that all Tameside residents eligible to vote are registered. The registration process is quick and straightforward. Don’t leave it too late and lose your chance to vote ".
Kay Jenkins, Head of English regions for 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 have moved home recently are much less likely to be registered to vote. We’re urging them to use the day as an opportunity to get on the electoral register.”