Time ticking away if you want to vote – registration closes tomorrow

Time is ticking away for people in Stafford Borough to register to be able to vote in next month’s elections.

The deadline for registration to make sure you can have your say in the Borough and Parish elections is Friday 12 April.

There are 40 seats up for grabs across the borough’s 23 wards – as well as vacancies on several parish councils.

Polling cards have already been landing on the doorsteps of nearly 60,000 homes across the borough for the elections on Thursday 2 May. 

Returning Officer, Tim Clegg, the Chief Executive of Stafford Borough Council, is urging residents not to miss out on the chance to vote.

“Democracy is something you only miss when it is not there. Taking part in these elections gives you the opportunity to say how your local councils are run.

“Local councils carry out a large number of important services and functions such as your household waste collection and keeping the streets clean. We take care of parks and open spaces, make decisions on where buildings can and cannot be built, run a crematorium and cemeteries and work to prevent people from being homeless.

“Time is now running out to be able to have a say on who will be making decisions on your behalf so I’d encourage everyone to register if they have not already.”

He added: “Our message is simple: you can’t vote, if you aren’t registered by Friday 12 April.  It’s easy to do and will only take a few minutes online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.”

To find out more information on the elections in Stafford Borough go to www.staffordbc.gov.uk/elections.