Bumper Local Elections for Ribble Valley
Published Tuesday 5th April 11
Over 90 candidates are standing for election to Ribble Valley Borough Council on Thursday, May 5.
Elections will be held in 21 out of the borough's 24 wards, as well as two parishes and four out of five wards for Clitheroe Town Council.
Voters will also be able to take part in a referendum on a proposed alternative voting system.
Candidates in the borough elections will be standing for the Conservative Party, Labour Party, United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), the Green Party, Liberal Democrats and as Independents.
A full list of candidates is available on Ribble Valley Borough Council's web site.
Voters unable to attend a polling station in person can apply to vote by post or proxy.
Requests for a postal vote or to change an existing postal or proxy vote must be received by Ribble Valley Borough Council by 5pm on Thursday, April 14.
The deadline for new applications to vote by proxy, except medical emergencies, is 5pm on Thursday, April 21.
Election candidates, their agents and referendum agents, are invited to a briefing session at 6.30pm on Monday, April 11.
The session, in the Ribble Valley Council Chamber, will outline the procedures and protocols for polling day, the election count and referendum count.
Further details are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council's elections team on 01200 414411.