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					                            Elections 2010

Elections to the Council will be held on Thursday 6 May 2010 – and elections to Parliament
must be held within the next few months.



To vote, you must first be registered … and for the 6 May elections, you only have up until
Tuesday 20 April to do so.



You can download a form from:



https://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/register_to_vote/electoral_registration_applica.aspx



… or have a look at the Council’s webpages at:



http://www.enfield.gov.uk/site/scripts/home_info.php?homepageID=123




But why bother?

     It gives you a say on important issues that affect you


Everything from roads and recycling in your area, to education and climate change – You
may think you don’t want to vote now, but if an issue comes up that you want to have your
say on, if you’re on the register you’ll have the chance to vote on it. Remember, registering
to vote doesn’t mean you have to, it just means you can if you want to.
     If you don’t register, you can’t vote!


It’s as simple as that. To vote in any UK elections, you have to be on the electoral register.
It’s easy to register – it’s as simple as filling in your name, address and a few other details on
a form. Then you just need to print the form, sign it, and send it to Electoral Services at 1
Gentleman’s Row, Enfield, EN2 6QQ.




     It gives you a say on who represents you in your local
      council, in the UK Parliament and in Europe


     Elections can be called at short notice, and if you’re not
      registered you won’t be able to vote


A UK Parliamentary general election, for example, can be called as late as 17 working days
before election day, so don’t wait until its too late – register today and you can definitely
have your say.




     If you’re a student living away from home, you can register
      twice


Many students don’t know that they might be eligible to register to vote at both their home
and university addresses, so they’d be able to vote wherever they are at the time of the
election.




     Across the world people have died fighting for the right to
      vote and be part of a democracy


By registering to vote you’ll be showing that you think that right is important. Think about it
this way – in the UK, less than 100 years ago, people were killed during their struggles to get
the vote for women. In South Africa, not until the end of apartheid in 1994 were black
people able to vote for the first time. Today, many people across the world are still denied
the right to vote.




     Because it’s easier than you think!


It’s as simple as filling in your name, address and a few other details on a form. Then you just
need to print the form, sign it, and send it to Electoral Services at 1 Gentleman’s Row,
Enfield, EN2 6QQ.

				
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