Remember to register to vote in May elections
7:00am Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
People in Cornwall should make sure that they are registered if they want to vote in the Cornwall Council, parish and town council elections on Thursday, May 2.
The Council published a new Register of Electors on March 1 to reflect changes to some electoral divisions and parish ward arrangements. In order to vote at the elections your name must be on this register.
Anyone who is not registered, or whose name or address has changed in recent months, must apply to register by Wednesday, April 17 to be in time for the elections in May.
Registration forms are available from Electoral Services or from the council website at www.cornwall.gov.uk/elections.
The deadlines for postal or proxy votes are:
• The last day for new applications to vote by post, or to change or cancel a postal or proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April
• The last day for new applications to vote by proxy (except for medical emergencies) is 5pm on Wednesday, April 24.
• The last day for new applications to vote by proxy on grounds of a medical emergency is 5pm on Thursday, May 2.
Postal or proxy vote application forms are available from Electoral Services. All applications must reach Electoral Services by the relevant deadline. Postal votes will be sent out on Friday, April 19.
Anyone who is interested in becoming a councillor can order an Information Pack from Electoral Services. Packs will be available from today, Monday, March 11.
Candidates wishing to stand for election must submit their completed nomination papers to Electoral Services by 12 Noon on Friday, April 5.
To contact Electoral Services, please telephone 0300 123 1115 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .