Moved house? Make sure you haven't removed your ability to vote

Manchester residents who have moved house in the last 18 months are being encouraged to make sure they are registered to vote at the right address.

The reminder has been issued with just three weeks to go until the General Election and local elections on Thursday 7th May.

Polling cards have now been sent out to addresses across the region for the people registered there, with households where no one is registered also being informed to make sure this information is correct.

But there are concerns that people who have moved house since they last registered may be registered at the wrong address – or no longer registered at all.

Although there are no official figures, it is estimated that tens of thousands of people across Greater Manchester will have moved house during the last year and a half.

City centre councillor Kevin Peel said:

"If you haven't received your polling card yet, you're not registered to vote at your current address. Please contact Electoral Services at Manchester City Council urgently. We don’t want people to turn up at a polling station only to find out they are registered elsewhere, or aren’t registered at all."

Registering to vote is quick and easy and you can do it online in less than five minutes at www.gov.uk/registertovote - you just need to have your National Insurance number handy.


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