April 15, 2015 2.39 pm This story is over 84 months old

Deadline looms for elections voting registration

Register to vote: A record number of people have already registered to vote in Lincoln this year ahead of local and national elections.

The deadline to register to vote is coming up on April 20 at 5pm, and those who didn’t register will not be able to vote in the local and national elections on May 7.

More than 66,000 people are on the electoral register for the City of Lincoln constituency.

According to the City of Lincoln Council, there are 23 voters whose names appeared twice on the register, and the errors have been now amended.

Elections for 11 City of Lincoln ward councillors will take place along with the Parliamentary Election for the Lincoln Constituency on Thursday, May 7.

Steve Swain, Principal Democratic Officer at the city council, said: “We would encourage everyone to make sure they’re on the register and will be able to have their say in who represents them both at a local and national level.”

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm. The count for the Parliamentary Election will take place at Lincoln Drill Hall immediately after the close of poll.

The count for the City Council elections will take place immediately after the result for the Lincoln constituency has been announced.

If you have already received a poll card and the details are correct, you do not need to do anything else.

To register go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.