Figures published by the Office of National Statistics recently show that there are 86,787 people registered to vote in Exeter.
But Philip Bostock, the city’s Electoral Registration Officer is warning some residents that they need to act now if they are to have their say at the forthcoming city elections and UK referendum on the voting system to the UK Parliament taking place on Thursday, May 5.
He said: ”Anyone who has moved house in the past few months needs to register with their new address and we know there are people who have not yet registered to vote, which means they will be missing out unless they take action.”
Adrian Green from the Electoral Commission, the independent elections watchdog, said: “Residents may also be planning to be away on May 5, given the extra Bank Holiday for the Royal Wedding. So it’s worth applying now to vote by post or proxy if that will suit your plans.”
Residents can request a registration form by calling the Electoral Services office on 01392 265141 or by printing off a registration form from www.exeter.gov.uk