Make your vote count in county council elections

With the Cambridgeshire County Council elections coming up in a month’s time on May 2, anyone who wants to vote but has not yet got their name on the electoral register should do so immediately.

Poll cards were sent out by Fenland District Council last week to everyone who is already registered. The deadline for anyone who is not yet registered and wants to be is April 17.

The deadline to apply for a new postal vote or to modify or cancel an existing postal or proxy vote (which must be done in writing) is 5pm on Wednesday, April 17.

Postal votes will be sent out on April 19. Anyone who has not received theirs by April 26 or has lost or spoilt it can contact FDC for a replacement up until 5pm on polling day (May 2).

The deadline for anyone wishing to apply for a new proxy vote is 5pm on April 24. An elector cannot apply for a proxy vote to replace an existing postal vote unless they have cancelled the postal vote by 5pm on April 17.

As it is close to the deadline, people can download forms for themselves from the Electoral Commission’s www.aboutmyvote.co.uk website or call into one of the four Fenland @ your service shops, where the form can be downloaded and printed off for them.

n Anyone needing more information about registering to vote or applying for an absent vote can email FDC’s elections team on elections@fenland.gov.uk or call them on 01354 654321.

Information about the candidates for each of Fenland’s 11 divisions of Cambridgeshire County Council will be available from next week.