Candidate urges would be voters to register for elections

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People in Derry not on the electoral register have been urged to attend sign up to vote ahead of the May elections.

Voters go to the polls on May 22 in both the local and European elections.

SDLP Foyleside council candidate Rory Farrell said anyone not on the register can attend two separate registration and ID Clinics in Derry next week.

“People cannot vote in the forthcoming council and European elections unless they are on the Electoral Register. The Electoral Office made a massive effort last year to increase registration and next week’s clinics are part of the final push to ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to vote.

“These elections will play a critical role in determining Derry’s future and I would encourage everyone to have their say by registering to vote well ahead of polling day on May 22,” he said.

The Electoral Office in Queen Street will be open until 8pm on Tuesday 11th March and there will also be a clinic in Lisnagelvin Leisure Centre on Thursday 13th March from 10.30am until 2.30pm.

The Electoral Office have stated that people wishing to register should bring their national insurance number and a recent utility bill to ensure their application is processed in a timely manner.