Corby Borough Council is celebrating today as Tuesday 6th February marks an important landmark in history, making it 100 years of the Representation of the People Act 1918 where some women were first allowed the right to vote.
Women over 30 years old received the right to vote if they were a member or married to a member of the Local Government Register, a property owner, or a graduate voting in a University constituency. Today all women have the right to vote and Corby Borough Council is reminding everyone to take 5 minutes to ensure you use it, don’t lose it.
- If you are not registered to vote, do not waste your invaluable opportunity and register today at www.gov.uk/registertovote.
- If you are already registered to vote and had a recent change of circumstance such as address, surname or nationality this may impact your ability to vote, so take time to ensure that your details are up to date.
It is important to check you are on the electoral roll and that your details are up to date or you may lose your right to vote in future elections/referendums which can be called at anytime, you could also negatively impact your credit score or even receive a fine.
If you require any assistance with registering to vote, please visit Corby Borough Council’s Electoral Registration page, www.corby.gov.uk/home/council/council-democracy/elections-and-electoral-registration or contact the Electoral Office on 01536 464012.
For more information about this important milestone in history please visit www.parliament.uk/vote100 or use the hashtag #Vote100 on Twitter.