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Make sure you're registered to vote in time for the local elections this May

On Thursday, May 4 residents in East Lindsey will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level.

Local Government elections select councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include planning, waste management, environmental health, housing and leisure and culture.

In order to vote in this important election, residents must be on the electoral register. The deadline to register to vote in local elections is fast approaching. We are urging residents who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday, April 17. Anyone can apply online at and it takes just five minutes.

And for the first time, residents in England this year will need to show photographic ID to vote at this year's local elections. If you haven't got photo ID you are encouraged to apply for free ID online now at to ensure your right to vote.

Rob Barlow, Electoral Registration Officer for East Lindsey District Council, said: "There is still time to register to vote in the May local elections. If you have moved house recently or your details have changed, now is the time to make sure you are registered to vote.

"The only way you can have a say on who represents you and your community is by taking part in the local elections on May 4.

"If you are not registered by Monday, April 17, you won't be able to vote."

If you were registered to vote in the last election and your details have not changed, you will still be registered to vote.

If in doubt, check your details by giving us a call on  01507 601111 or if you have any other questions.