Not registered to vote in local election on 2 May? Do it NOW – never was your vote needed more

If you don’t want “more of the same” fusty, mostly male, mostly old Tory councillors and you haven’t registered to vote, please do – it takes less than 5 minutes. And you could change East Devon by voting for Independents!

The deadline is looming for people to register to vote in upcoming town, parish and district council elections.

Residents who are not already registered at their current address have until midnight on Friday, April 12, to be able to vote in the elections taking place in May.

On Thursday, May 2, registered voters will go to the polls to have their say on who will represent them on their town, parish and district councils.

Mark Williams, electoral registration officer for East Devon said: “These elections are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect your day-to-day life.

“If you recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered to vote.

“It takes just five minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.”

The deadline for applications to vote by post is also approaching at 5pm on Monday, April 15. To request a postal vote ring 01395 571529.