Mansfield residents urged to register to vote

Mansfield Civic Centre.
Mansfield Civic Centre.

Mansfield residents have been urged to register to vote as the countdown to the elections begins.

The Parliamentary, Mayoral, Mansfield District and Warsop Parish Council elections all take place on Thursday 7th May.

Residents who want to vote in May but who are not yet registered must do so by 20 April. It only takes a few minutes to register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact Electoral Services on 01623 463345 for a paper application form.

Ruth Marlow, Managing Director and Returning Officer at Mansfield District Council, said: “Registering to vote is much quicker and easier than you might realise. I would encourage as many people as possible to register now so they can have their say on 7th May.”

Candidates who want to stand for election as Mayor, district or parish councillor now have until 4pm on 9 April to submit nomination papers. A list of all candidates standing in the local elections will be published on the council’s website www.mansfield.gov.uk.