Get ready to vote in the North Devon district and parish elections

Posted on: 21 March 2019

North Devon residents are being reminded to get ready to vote in the upcoming district and parish elections this May.

From Monday 1 April, poll cards will be landing on the doorsteps of residents in the North Devon district who are eligible to vote and are on the electoral register. Anyone who is aged 18 or over will be able to vote on election day – Thursday 2 May –  providing they are on the register of electors. Residents have until Friday 12 April to be included in the register.

Following a recent parish boundary review and review of electoral wards across the North Devon district, residents are also being reminded to check the location of their polling station for any changes which will be printed on their polling card.

Electoral Services Manager at North Devon Council, Judith Dark, says: “Although to vote you don’t need to take your poll card to the polling station on election day, it is really important to check that you know which station to go to.

“Following a recent review some changes have been made to the location of some polling stations in the North Devon district so that they can better meet the needs of residents when they go to vote.”

If you don’t receive your poll card it could mean you’re not on the electoral register so contact the North Devon Electoral Services Team to check, 01271 388277 or email elections@northdevon.gov.uk.

More information about registering to vote and the different ways to vote including postal and absent votes, can be found on the council website. The location of polling stations for any property in the North Devon district can also be checked in the ‘my neighbourhood‘ section of the website. General information about voting and elections is also available at www.yourvotematters.co.uk

The deadline to register for a postal vote is Monday 15 April and for a proxy vote on behalf of someone else is Wednesday 24 April.

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