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Don't Lose Your Vote in County Elections

Published Thursday, 30 March 2017

Ribble Valley residents are reminded that the deadline for joining the borough’s register of electors in time for the forthcoming Lancashire County Council elections is 5pm on Thursday 13 April.

The call for voters to sign up comes as the Electoral Commission launches a national voter registration campaign to encourage as many people as possible to register ahead of elections taking place across the UK on Thursday 4 May.

Elections will be held in Lancashire County Council’s four Ribble Valley wards of Clitheroe, Longridge with Bowland, Ribble Valley North East and Ribble Valley South West.

Jane Horsfield, electoral registration officer at Ribble Valley Borough Council, said: “Time is running out to register to vote in the May elections, so residents are asked to take action now.

“Our research shows that young people, students and recent home movers are less likely to be registered to vote, so if anyone has moved house recently they are particularly encouraged to register, otherwise they won’t be able to have their say on the issues that affect them.”

Poll cards will be delivered to properties throughout Ribble Valley next week.

Voters unable to attend a polling station in person can apply to vote by post or proxy. The deadline for postal vote applications or to change an existing postal or proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April. The deadline for new applications to vote by proxy, except medical emergencies, is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.

Polling takes place on Thursday 4 May, from 7am to 10pm.

Further details are available at Lancashire County Council Election 2017 or Ribble Valley Borough Council’s elections team on 01200 414411. To register to vote, visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

 

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