27-Apr-2018

Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the local elections on 3 May 2018.

Across Huntingdonshire there are:

• 13,1540 eligible voters

• 117 open polling stations

• 324 on duty polling staff

Jo Lancaster, Electoral Registration Officer at Huntingdonshire District Council said: "Putting a cross in a box might seem simple, but there are plenty of things voters need to consider in order to be ready for May’s local election. Your poll card will tell you the location of your polling station and you can find further voting information here. Voters can also get in touch with the Electoral Services team with any questions."

If you are registered you do not need your poll card to vote, however, we encourage voters to bring it with them to make the process easier. Phillipa Saray, Electoral Commission Regional Manager for the East and South-East of England, said: "Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 3 May 2018. Voters who have opted to vote by post need to make sure their postal ballot pack is returned by 10pm, or they can hand it in at their polling station if they don’t have time to return it by post."

The Electoral Commission advises voters not to take photos inside their polling station as this could potentially breach the secrecy of the ballot requirements.

You can find further information on www.yourvotematters.co.uk or you can contact the Electoral Services team.