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Local elections 2018 – what you need to know.

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How to vote

Why vote?

2018 is the centenary of women’s suffrage

6 February marked 100 years since the Representation of the People Act was passed, giving some women the right to vote for the first time.

On the centenary of women’s suffrage, ensure you can exercise your right.

Your vote matters

Registered to vote

In March 2018 over 268,000 people were registered to vote.


But in the 2014 local election, only 100,500 people actually voted.


This means that over half the people registered to vote, didn’t vote.

Your vote is yours alone.

In any election in the UK, your vote belongs to you.

Whether you vote at a polling
station, by post, or via a proxy, it’s your decision.

It’s illegal for anyone to influence you to vote against your will.

Find out everything you need to know at