Council urges residents not to lose their vote

Central Bedfordshire Council is encouraging local residents who have not yet registered to vote to have a say on who represents them locally by going online now to register. However, residents don’t need to register separately for every election, and will only need to register again if they’ve changed address, name or nationality since voting in the last election.

You can only vote in local elections on Thursday 2 May if your name appears in the register of electors and if you are aged 18 or over on polling day. The deadline to submit application forms to register to vote is midnight on Friday,12 April. Anyone not registered can do so at

Poll cards will be delivered at addresses across the Central Bedfordshire Council area from 5 – 9 April, with postal votes being sent out from 8 April for Council Ward elections and 15 April for Parish elections. If you do not receive a poll card, you may not be on the electoral register for the address where you live. Anyone who doesn't get a named poll card posted to the address where they live should register to vote at

Richard Carr, Electoral Registration Officer and Chief Executive for Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible. It only takes a few minutes to complete the form online, and it will enable residents to have their say on issues that affect their lives.”

Residents who haven't received their registration form or a poll card can contact the council's Electoral Services team by emailing or calling 0300 300 8008.


Recently Popular

Ashberry Homes New Showhome Open At Bidwell

New TV Documentary to Feature Whipsnade Zoo

Town Council to Consider Working From Home More Permanently

First Meeting of Chief Constable's New Advisory Panel

Give blood during the Easter holidays

Take the Walking Challenge in September's Walking Festival !

CBC Urge Residents to Complete Economic Survey

More Popular Stories

Lidl Plans For 1.2million sq ft Regional Distribution Centre

Angry Resident Wants Peace Back as Chalk Pit Tourism Takes Off

L&D Hospital Mani Car Park Closes From 13 July - Bigger Car Park To Be Built

Consultation on New Secondary School in Houghton Regis

Bidwell Heights - Go Ahead for New Build Despite Crime Concerns

Houghton Regis Academy Closure - Public Meeting 10 March

Plans For 66 bed care Home, Nursery & Shops at Lower Thorn Village

Police Appeal After Man Robbed in Houghton Regis

Amazon Prime Scam Has Cost Victims More Than £1m

Supermarket Responds to Criticism that Shelves & Fridges were Empty

Houghton Regis local news, events, council news, going on in Houghton Regis and nearby villages, Bedfordshire, UK. Editor Alan Winter


Houghton Regis News Desk

Contact HRND
HRND on Facebook
Facebook Archive
HR Clubs & Societies
Fix My Street
Story Index
HRND Pinterest
HRND on Twitter
Other Group Sites
Luton News Desk
Dunstable News Desk
Editors Blog
More Group Links