Polling cards on their way to thousands of residents


    Ballot box

    Polling cards for the General Election will be dropping through the letter boxes of more than 100,000 residents in Stafford Borough this week.


    The cards give information on where people can cast their votes in the election next month.


    But there is still time to register if people want to vote on Thursday 12 December.


    The last day to register to be able to take part in the General Election is on Tuesday 26 November and residents can find out how by going to www.staffordbc.gov.uk/how-do-you-register-to-vote


    Chief Executive of Stafford Borough Council, Tim Clegg, who is the Acting Returning Officer for the election said: “It is very important that people take the opportunity to vote next month to choose who will be running our government.


    “This election will determine the future direction of the country and the outcome will impact on the lives of everyone who lives in the borough.


    “It only takes a few minutes to register online to vote and it is very straightforward. There will be a polling station near to wherever you live or you can have a postal vote.”


    More than 160 polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm for people to cast their vote on 12 December.


    The last day to apply for a postal vote is also Tuesday 26 November and for more information got to www.staffordbc.gov.uk/elections or email

    elections@staffordbc.gov.uk or call 01785 619 424.


    Press Release 5576

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