Time ticking away if you want to vote in local elections 


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Time is ticking away for people in Stafford Borough to register to be able to vote in next month’s elections. 

A number of polls are going ahead on Thursday 4 May with all 40 seats up for grabs on Stafford Borough Council - and elections for several parish councils. 

The last day to register to be able to take part in the elections is Monday 17 April and residents can find out how by going to www.staffordbc.gov.uk/how-do-you-register-to-vote 

Electoral Returning Officer, Tim Clegg, who is the Chief Executive of the Borough Council, urged people to make sure they were registered to vote to take part in the elections. 

“Democracy is something you only miss when it is not there. Taking part in these elections gives you the opportunity to say who will be representing you and taking key decisions on how local services are provided across the borough. 

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

New Government rules mean residents wanting to vote will need to show identification at polling stations. A full list of accepted forms of ID can be found at Voter ID | Electoral Commission - and people who do not have any of the accepted identification have until Tuesday 25 April to apply for a free ‘Voter Authority Certificate’ at www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate 

For more information got to www.staffordbc.gov.uk/elections or email  elections@staffordbc.gov.uk or call 01785 619 424.

Press Release No 6017

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