Make sure you can vote in Pendle Council elections

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PENDLE Council is reminding residents to check they are on the electoral register ahead of elections in May.

On Thursday, May 3rd, there will be elections to Pendle Council, with councillors in 16 of Pendle’s 20 wards up for election.

People have until Wednesday, April 18th, to get on the register of electors to be eligible to vote.

If your name is not included in the electoral register, you won’t be able to vote.

You can check the electoral register in the council’s contact centre, Contact Pendle, in Number One Market Street, Nelson as well as in Barnoldswick Council Shop.

You can also view it at Nelson, Colne and Barnoldswick libraries.

Alternatively, call the elections office on 661662 and staff will check it for you.

Gillian Hartley, the council’s elections manager, said: “People perhaps aren’t aware they need to re-register each year to secure their right to vote.

“We wrote to all Pendle households in August last year as part of our annual voter registration process.

“If you’re not sure if you returned your form, or if you have moved house since then and have not re-registered at your new address, then take a few minutes to check now.

“Doing so will make sure nothing stops you from having your say on election day in May.”

To register, all you have to do is fill in an application form.

People can pick up these from Contact Pendle in Nelson, and Colne and Barnoldswick Council shops.

You can also download a form from the council’s website, www.pendle.gov.uk, call 661662 or email elections@pendle.gov.uk