Be sure you’re registered to vote in May’s local elections

On Thursday May 3 residents in Oxford City, Cherwell and parts of West Oxfordshire District Council will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them locally.

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

To vote in this important election you must be on the electoral register. The deadline to register to vote in local elections is fast approaching and those who have not registered at their current address are urged to make sure they do so in time.

The deadline is Midnight on Tuesday April 17. Anyone can apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote. It takes just five minutes.

Philippa Saray, Electoral Commission regional manager said: “If you have turned 18 or have moved home recently it’s particularly important you are registered.”

If you were eligible to vote in last year’s general election and your details have not changed you should still be on the electoral roll. If in doubt, check your details with the electoral registration officer for your area.

  • Cherwell District Council 01295 227005

  • Oxford City Council 01865 249811

  • West Oxfordshire District Council01993 861450