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Call for voters in Shropshire to register in time for elections on 4 May

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With local elections taking place on Thursday 4 May 2017, voters in the Shropshire Council area are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part on polling day.

The Electoral Commission has launched a national voter registration campaign to encourage as many people as possible to register ahead of elections taking place this year across the country.

And Shropshire Council is also reminding voters that they need to register by the deadline of Thursday 13 April otherwise they won’t be able to take part in the elections for Shropshire Council and for the town and parish councils in the Shropshire Council area.

Claire Porter, electoral registration officer for Shropshire Council, said:

“Time is running out to make sure you can take part in elections this May, so I’d encourage everyone in the Shropshire Council area to take action now if they’re not already registered to vote. It’s quick and easy to register, but after the deadline of 13 April it will be too late.”

Emma Hartley, head of campaigns at the Electoral Commission said:

“Our research shows that young people, students and recent home movers are particularly less likely to be registered to vote. So if you have moved house recently, then make sure you’re registered correctly. If you’re not registered, you won’t be able to have your say on issues that directly affect your day-to-day life in Shropshire.”

To register to vote, visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote before Thursday 13 April.

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