Call for Cheltenham voters to make sure they can vote on 5 May

Published on 11th March 2011

Figures published by the Office of National Statistics recently show that there are 78,906 people registered to vote in Cheltenham.

Andrew North, chief executive at Cheltenham Borough Council is reminding residents that they may need to act now if they are to have their say at the UK referendum on the voting system to the UK Parliament taking place on Thursday 5 May.  He said:  "Anyone who has moved house in the past few months needs to register with their new address to avoid missing out on their vote.'' 

Residents can request a registration form by calling Cheltenham electoral registration office or by printing off a registration form.

Adrian Green from the Electoral Commission, the independent elections watchdog, added: "Residents may also be planning to be away on 5 May, given the extra Bank Holiday for the Royal Wedding. So it's worth applying now to vote by post or proxy if that will suit your plans.  You can print off the forms from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.  It just takes a few minutes, and then you are all set for 5 May."

For more information and to check your details on the electoral register are correct call 01242 264132, email elections@www.cheltenham.gov.uk, visit or write to:  

Cheltenham electoral registration office
Cheltenham Borough Council
Municipal Offices
Cheltenham
GL50 9SA

 

For press enquiries, contact:
Katie Sandey, communications team leader, telephone 01242 775050 or email: Katie.sandey@www.cheltenham.gov.uk