Rotherham voters reminded to register for polls

MAKE sure your vote will count—that’s the message from council officials with election day less than two months away.

Rotherham residents are being reminded to make sure they can take part in the local elections on Thursday, May 3.

A Rotherham Borough Council spokesman said: “People must make sure they are registered to vote in time for the elections.

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“To do so, you must be on the electoral register to have your say on who sits on your council.

“If you have recently moved to the area, or moved house it is important to make sure that you register at your new address otherwise you won't be able to vote.”

It only takes a few minutes to complete a registration form but you must make sure the electoral office receives it by Wednesday, April 18.

Barbara Lines, electoralcommission regional manager from the Electoral Commission, the independent elections watchdog, is also reminding voters that they can still vote even if they can't make it to the polling station on May 3.

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She added: “Even if you will be away on holiday, or think you might be caught up in work you can make sure you have your say by applying to vote by post or proxy.

“You can print off the forms from”

Registration forms and postal or proxy voting forms are available by calling the Rotherham Electoral Office on 01709 823590 or you can print a form from