Have your say on polling day - 2 May!

With just days until the local elections, Returning Officer Claire Hughes is encouraging residents to use their vote and have their say.

District and parish elections will be take place across the Forest of Dean on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on polling day and all residents should have received a poll card with details of their local polling station.

When voting at a polling station it is helpful to take your poll card with you. However, if you do not have it you can still vote providing you are registered.

Polling station staff will not be able to give out ballot papers to anyone arriving after 10pm, so residents are reminded to arrive in good time.

A full list of the candidates, together with details of polling stations can be found on the Council’s website www.fdean.gov.uk on the ‘Elections and Voting’ page. 

If you applied for a postal vote you should have received your voting paper.  Please complete and return it by post, hand deliver it to the Council Offices in Coleford, or drop it off at your local polling station by 10pm on 2 May 2019.

Returning Officer Claire Hughes said: “It’s important that as many people as possible take the time to use their vote and have their say. By casting your vote you will be helping to decide who will represent you on the district and parish councils.”


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