Author: News Letter - www.newsletter.co.uk
Published on 06 April 2011 09:00 AM
The Ulster Unionist Party has said that it is concerned that 200,000 people remain not registered to vote in next month’s election.
UUP leader Tom Elliott said that voters had just days to ensure their names are on the register ahead of next Thursday’s deadline.
The Fermanagh and South Tyrone representative said: “Upon examination of the new register published on March 1, 2011 it has become clear that many people still remain to be registered — this equates to over 10,000 in each of the constituencies in Northern Ireland and the time is now short for people to have their names included.”
An awareness campaign by the electoral authorities has included TV adverts and pamphlets sent to every home.
Mr Elliott added: “Fortunately, poll cards have been posted to each registered household on the week commencing March 28 and this has highlighted a huge number of people who are not registered and our offices have been inundated with requests to gain registration.”