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Act now to secure your vote for European elections

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With the European Parliamentary Elections taking place on Thursday 22 May 2014, Shropshire Council is urging voters to make sure they are registered to vote in time.

Claire Porter, returning officer, said:

“People are talking about the elections, but you’ll only be able to have your say on who represents you in the European Parliament if you’re registered to vote by the deadline of Tuesday 6 May.

“Registering is quick and simple. All you have to do is visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk and print off a registration form.

“Even if you think you’re already registered, it’s really important to double check. Many people think they are automatically registered because they pay council tax, but this isn’t true.

“If you’re unsure, you can call the elections team on 0345 678 9015 to check.”

People are able to apply for a postal vote up until 5pm on 7 May 2014, and the deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5pm on 14 May 2014.

Polling stations will be open across the county on Thursday 22 May 2014 from 7am to 10pm.

Shropshire, along with 29 other council areas which make up the West Midlands region, is due to elect seven MEPs to represent the region.

For more information about the European election, visit the Shropshire Council website here.

Voters in Much Wenlock will also be able to vote in a neighbourhood planning referendum on Thursday 22 May 2014.

The question being posed will be: “Do you want Shropshire Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Much Wenlock to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

For more details about the neighbourhood plan referendum visit the council website here.