Residents of Cambridgeshire are being urged to exercise their right to vote in the County Council elections next month.
All 69 seats on the Council are up for election on May 2. Nearly 300 candidates are standing, but 21 of the current Councillors are not seeking re-election.
Anyone over the age of 18 is entitled to vote. Polling stations across the county are open from 7am – 10pm on May 2 and votes will be counted the following day.
Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire County Council / Wilma Wilkie, Returning Officer for the County Council said: “It is vitally important that everyone who is entitled to vote does so on May 2. Voting in the County Council elections gives residents a say on important issues that affect them.
“Everyone living in Cambridgeshire benefits from some or more of the services the County Council provides. These could include roads and gritting, schools, libraries, social care, waste disposal, recycling, the environment, footpaths, bridleways or Trading Standards.
“Voting is your way of helping to make a difference – voting for the candidate you would like to represent you and your community on the County Council.”
A full list of candidates has been published on the elections pages of the County Council’s website at http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/democracy/elections/