Make sure you’re registered to vote in time for the local elections this May

ON THURSDAY 3 May residents in Reading will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level.

Local government elections select councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include housing, education, transport, planning, parks, leisure, fire and public safety, social care and waste management.

In order to vote in this important election, residents must be on the electoral register. The deadline to register to vote in local elections is fast approaching.  With only one week to go until the deadline to register to vote in local elections Reading is urging residents who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 17 April. Anyone can apply online at It takes just five minutes.

If you were eligible to vote in last year’s general election and your details have not changed, you will still be registered to vote. If in doubt, check your details by giving your Local Authority a call on 0118 937 3717.

David Millward

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