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Get Ready to 'Have Your Say' in General Election

Published Friday, 06 December 2019

The UK goes to the polls next Thursday (12 December) in the first General Election in December in nearly a century.

The Ribble Valley constituency has attracted five candidates: Giles Bridge (Labour), Nigel Evans (Conservative), Tony Johnson (Independent), Chantelle Louise Seddon (Liberal Democrat) and Paul Ryan Yates (Green).

Voters in Ribble Valley have recently received poll cards giving the location of their polling station. A full list of polling stations is also available at

Stations will be open from 7am to 10pm and you will be able to cast your vote in person, unless you have registered to vote by post.

Once inside the polling station, you will be asked for your name and address, and your details checked against the electoral register.

You will be given a ballot paper listing the candidates, which you take to a polling booth and mark a cross (X) in the box to the right of the name of the candidate you want to vote for. You then fold the ballot paper in half and put it in the ballot box.

Please do not to write anything else on the ballot paper, or your vote may not be counted, and if you need help completing your ballot paper you can take a companion with you, or polling station staff will be happy to help.

The application deadline for the replacement of a spoilt or lost postal vote or emergency proxy vote on the grounds of physical incapacity or a work emergency is 5pm on polling day.

The physical incapacity or work emergency must have occurred after 5pm on 4 December and applications require a declaration signed by a supporter, employer or medical practitioner.

Further details are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council’s elections team on 01200 414411.


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