Make sure you’re registered to vote in time for the local elections this May

Make sure you register to vote.

On Thursday 2 May residents in Plymouth will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level.

Local government elections select councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include housing, education, transport, planning, parks, leisure, social care and waste management.

With only one week to go until the deadline to register to vote in local elections, Plymouth City Council is urging residents who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Friday 12 April. Anyone can apply online at It takes just five minutes.

Tracey Lee, Electoral Registration Officer for Plymouth City Council, said: “With only one week to go, time is running out to make sure you can take part in the local elections. These elections are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Plymouth. If you’re not registered by 12 April, you won’t be able to vote.”

Adrian Green, Electoral Commission Regional Manager for Southwest England, said: “If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered to vote. It takes just five minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.”