A final reminder is being issued to people who want to vote in this month’s elections that they must ensure they are registered by Tuesday 6 May.
Eleven political parties and will contest the elections on Thursday 22 May to choose the North West of England’s eight Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).
At the same time, electors in Liverpool will be choosing 30 councillors.
Voters go to the polls on Thursday 22 May for both elections. Liverpool City Council results will be counted on 23 May and the North West European Parliamentary Elections count will take place on Sunday 25 May, as polls close across Europe.
People will not be able to vote in either election unless they have ensured they are on the electoral register by Tuesday 6 May.
Anyone who is on the electoral register can choose to register to vote by post. Applications for a postal vote in the forthcoming elections must also be received by 5pm on Wednesday 7 May.
Anyone who is not registered can visit http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/ to download a registration form. Alternatively, or if they need to update their details (for example if they have changed address or changed surname through marriage since registering) or check whether they are on the register, they should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 233 3028 . Registration is a quick and easy process.
For more information about the European Elections, including a full list of candidates, visit www.northwestvotes.gov.uk. Further information about the Liverpool City Council elections again including a full list of candidates, can be found at www.liverpool.gov.uk
Ged Fitzgerald, Liverpool’s Electoral Registration Officer, said: “If you do not register to vote you miss out on the opportunity to have your voice heard. It is a very simple process and I would urge those residents who have not registered to do so as soon as possible.”
Sir Howard Bernstein, Regional Returning Officer for the European Parliamentary Elections in the North West, said: “These elections give people the chance to elect the politicians who will represent them locally and in Europe. It is essential to make sure that nobody loses out on their right to vote because they are not registered. But time is running out fast.”