Thursday 5 February is National Registration Day, if you haven’t already registered to vote you can do it in a few simple clicks online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote The voting registration system has changed so individuals need to register and not households, make sure you don’t miss out.
Not sure why you should register?
Remember, registering to vote doesn’t mean you have to vote, it just means you can if you want to. If you don’t register in advance and you decide on the day you would like to, it will be too late.
Even if you are not interested in voting, being registered is important because it can help when applying for a loan, opening a bank account or buying a mobile phone - in fact anything to do with finance.
May 2015 will be the first time in over 20 years you will be able to vote for your local councillors, your town or parish councillors and your members of parliament – all at the same time. Don’t miss your opportunity to choose who represents you both locally and nationally.
Not sure if you are entitled to register? Many foreign nationals and some people who live and/or work abroad can vote. Find out if you are eligible at www.southglos.gov.uk/voting
When registering to vote you will need your National Insurance number to hand. Don’t worry if you have lost it, help is available here: www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number
For more information about voting see www.southglos.gov.uk/voting or call our Electoral Registration team on 01454 863030Read National Voter Registration day …