Don't Miss Your Chance to Register to Vote!
As the deadline approaches, Bedford Borough Council is offering
extra help this weekend to beat the deadline for those who haven’t
already registered to vote.
Local elections will take place in Bedford Borough on May 5th to
elect a Mayor, borough councillors and in some places, parish
councillors. There will also be a referendum on changing the voting
system for future general elections.
The deadline to register to vote in this year’s elections is
April 14th but if you are not registered to vote you will not be
able to have your say.
In order to help more people take part, the Council is holding
an event in the town centre this Saturday 9th
April where Council officers will be on hand to help local
residents register to vote as well as answering any other elections
queries or questions.
Philip Simpkins, Chief Executive, Bedford Borough Council, said:
“If you are not registered to vote then you won’t be able to have
your say. That is why we are doing all we can to help local
residents who have not already registered or who have moved house
recently to sign up.
“Those who are already registered do not need to register again
and we would ask everyone who can to take part in the elections in
A list of candidates for the Mayoral, Borough and Parish
Council elections is now available online at