Thursday February 5 is National Voter Registration Day, and Derbyshire Dales District Council is reminding all local residents who have not yet registered to vote, to go online now - it only takes five minutes!
May 7 is the day when people will turn out across the Derbyshire Dales to not only vote in the Parliamentary elections but also to elect new district, town and parish councils too.
We're starting a poster campaign in our car parks and public loos across the Dales and also using National Voter Registration Day to spread the message and urge family and friends to encourage those who may not have registered yet - don't miss out on the chance to have your say.
The Electoral Commission says:
"National Voter Registration Day exists because it is important that anyone who is eligible to be on the register, but has not yet registered, does so. Young people, students and people who move frequently are much less likely to be registered to vote. We're urging them to use the day as an opportunity to get on to the electoral register".
Anyone not registered can do so at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote - you just need your National Insurance number to hand - and you can also find lots more information about the upcoming elections here in the Derbyshire Dales.