Make sure you’re registered to vote in time for the local elections this May!

On Thursday 2 May residents in Dartford will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level.

Local government elections select councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include community events, housing, planning, parks, leisure,  environmental health and waste management.

In order to vote in this important election, residents must be on the electoral register. The deadline to register to vote in local elections is fast approaching.  Dartford Borough Council is urging residents who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Friday 12 April. Anyone can apply online at It takes just five minutes and you will need to provide your name, address, date of birth and NI number.

Graham Harris, The Returning Officer for Dartford Borough Council, said: “Time is running out to make sure you can take part in the local elections. These elections are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Dartford. If you’re not registered by 12 April, you won’t be able to vote”.

There have been changes to the polling arrangements in Dartford and you can check the location of your polling station at

Phillippa Saray, Electoral Commission Regional Manager for the East and Southeast of England, said:

“If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered to vote. It takes just five minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.”