Wednesday, 10 April 2013

One Week Left To Register To Vote



People in South Cambridgeshire have just one week left to make sure they are registered to vote in the upcoming Cambridgeshire County Council elections on 2 May.

All 69 seats on Cambridgeshire County Council are up for election, as well as three South Cambridgeshire District Council seats in Balsham, Meldreth and Orwell & Barrington wards and one seat on Little Gransden Parish Council.

Residents will only be able to vote in the election if they are on the register of electors by Wednesday 17 April. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.scambs.gov.uk/register

Any registered voters who will be away on 2 May can still apply for a postal vote. Forms can be downloaded from www.scambs.gov.uk/postal and must be returned by 5pm on Wednesday 17 April.

Forms can also be requested by emailing elections@scambs.gov.uk or by calling 03450 455 214.

To be able to vote at the County Council elections you must be 18 or over on 2 May.

Jean Hunter, South Cambridgeshire District Council chief executive and returning officer, said: “Most residents will have already registered to be able to vote via the annual canvass form sent to all homes last July. If you didn’t return your form, have moved home or are new to the area and haven’t registered, now is the time to act as the clock is ticking if you want to vote on 2 May. Please get your completed registration form back to us as soon as possible so you can have your say.”