Hop on board and get registered to vote

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Published: Thursday 12th February 2015 by Leo Stevens

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Hull City Council’s electoral services team is visiting some areas of Hull this week to help people get registered to vote so they can have their say in this year’s General and Hull’s local elections.

The team will be visiting the areas on a dedicated bus to make it easier for people who are unable to sign up online, or help those who are unsure how to sign up to the Individual Electoral (IER) system.

Changes to the IER system mean that people are now responsible for registering for themselves individually rather than as a household. People have until 20 April to get registered.

The bus will be visiting various locations on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 February as follows:

Thursday 12 February

  • 10-11am – Richmond Street – between Marlborough Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 11.10am – 12noon – Salisbury Street – between Ella Street and Victoria Avenue
  • 12.15-1.15pm – Newland Avenue – close to Piper
  • 1.30-2pm – Chanterlands Avenue – outside the library
  • 2.15-3pm – Pearson Park (close to the cafe)

 

Friday 13 February 

  • 10am – 4pm – Queen Victoria Square in Hull city centre
    Ian Anderson, Town Clerk for Hull City Council, said:

 

Ian Anderson, Town Clerk for Hull City Council, said:

“We know that some people may have difficulty in signing up or not understand how to get on to the register. We hope that by going to some areas of the city, we can help people sign up to the register and ensure that they have the chance to have their say in this year’s General Election and Hull’s own local elections.
“Many people may not realise it is a legal requirement to register, regardless of whether they intend to vote or not. Also being on the register benefits you as it is used to confirm your address when you apply for credit or apply for a mobile phone contract.”

For those who are able to access the internet can update their details, or register to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Registering will take less than five minutes and you need your National Insurance number to hand.

Published: Thursday 12th February 2015 by Leo Stevens

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