Deadline approaching to register for next month’s council elections


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WITH a month to go until the Cambridgeshire County Council elections on May 2, the Electoral Commission is urging people to make sure they are registered so they don’t lose the chance to have their say.

Poll cards were sent out by Fenland District Council last week to everyone who is already registered. The deadline for registration is Wednesday April 17.

Anyone who has moved house recently needs to make sure they register with their new address.

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 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 Fenland District Council for a replacement up until 5pm on polling day.

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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.

For information about registering or applying for an absent vote email Fenland District Council’s elections team on or call 01354 622383.

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People can also download forms for themselves from the Electoral Commission’s website or call into one of the four Fenland @ your service shops, where the form can be downloaded and printed off for them.

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