Wednesday, 5 February 2014

National Voter Registration Day

How should a people be governed, and by whom? That's one of the great questions which has dominated human history. Democracy is imperfect, but as Churchill once said - "democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."

The vote is both a responsibility of a citizen (We have the responsibility for choosing who makes the decisions - and for holding them to account for they way they have carried out the tasks we delegate to them) and a prize for which many have been prepared to sacrifice their liberty and even life.

Today is the first "National Voter Registration Day" in the UK - and it is intended to celebrate it on this day each year hereafter. A number of organisations are encouraging as many people as possible to register. If you haven't registered yet - please do so. A form should have been sent to your property in late summer, early autumn last year - but if you have moved, you might have missed it.

If you have any questions about whether you are registered - get in touch with the Electoral registration Office at your District or Borough Council. You can pop in your post code at http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/ & you can get the needed form and where it needs to be sent.

For more information about NVRD go to - http://bitetheballot.co.uk/nvrd/