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“One voting register, there’s only one voting register...!”

Press release   •   Apr 21, 2016 12:22 BST

Voters are being reminded that they only need to be registered once to have their say in both the council elections and the EU Referendum.

Town hall bosses have received a number of enquiries from residents who mistakenly believe that they need to register separately for each poll.

The deadline for having a vote in the local elections on 5 May has now passed, but anyone who is not on the register has until 8 June to sign up if they want a vote in the EU Referendum on 23 June.

Mike Owen, returning officer for Bury, said: “We’ve had a few calls about this. Some social media sites have been saying that people need to register twice, because there are two votes coming up, but this is not true.

“Our message is clear – you only need to register once. If you are already on Bury’s electoral register, you will have a vote in both polls.

“If you are not registered to vote, but want to have your say in the EU Referendum, go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

ENDS

Press release issued: 21 April 2016.