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Reminder to check that you’re on the electoral register

Published: Wednesday, 20th April 2016

Pendle Council is reminding residents to check they are on the electoral register ahead of May’s elections.

On Thursday 5 May there will be Pendle Borough Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

There are elections in 16 Borough Council wards. But this year there will be none in Blacko and Higherford, Foulridge, Higham and Pendleside and Old Laund Booth wards.

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election will take place in all wards across Pendle.

Voting in the PCC election is different. It’s called supplementary voting. A film explaining how to cast your vote is on the elections pages of Pendle Council’s website www.pendle.gov.uk under PCC elections.

Pendle residents have until Tuesday 18 April to get on the Register of Electors to be eligible to vote. 

If your name is not included in the electoral register, you simply won’t be able to vote.

You can check the electoral register in the Council’s contact centre, Contact Pendle, in Number One Market Street, Nelson as well as in Barnoldswick Council Shop. 

You can also view it at Nelson, Colne and Barnoldswick libraries. 

Alternatively, call the elections office on (01282) 661662 and staff in our Elections Team will check it for you. 

Gillian Turpin, Pendle Council’s Elections Manager, said: “By checking if you’re in the register you’ll ensure you can have your say on election day in May.

“It also means that you’re registered in good time before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union on 23 June."

Registering to vote is easy and can now be done online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.