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Time to register to vote

Posted onPosted on 13th Mar

Residents who are not yet registered to vote in the May elections have just over a month – until 20 April – to register.

If you are eligible to register to vote and are not on the voters register, you can register online at or contact the Electoral Services department at Mansfield District Council on 01623 463345 for a paper application form.

It only takes five minutes to register online and you will need your National Insurance number if you have one.

Voters in Mansfield district will go to the polls to elect their Mayor, MP, Mansfield district councillors and Warsop parish councillors on Thursday 7 May.

Young people and students are among those less likely to be registered to vote. If you have turned 18 since the last elections, then ensure you are registered so you can take this opportunity to vote for the first time. Although you can’t vote until you are 18, you can register to vote from the age of 16.

Those particularly at risk of missing the chance to vote are people who have moved house recently, and who mistakenly assume they are automatically registered at their new address because they pay Council Tax. The two processes are completely separate.

Ruth Marlow, Managing Director of Mansfield District Council, said: “We are encouraging residents to register to vote so they can have their say on important issues that affect them. Registering to vote is much quicker and easier than you think.”

For further information about voting in the May elections visit or call the elections team on 01623 463345.