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Posted by on Jan 7, 2021 in News | 0 comments

Make sure your are registered to vote in the May Parish Council election

On Thursday 6 May, residents in the New Forest District will be voting in elections for the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Hampshire County Council, and our Parish Council by-election.

NFDC is already making plans to help you stay safe at the polling stations, and there are a number of ways to have your say in May:

·         you can vote in a polling station

·         you can vote by post

·         or you can appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf, known as a proxy vote.

To vote in the elections – either at a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf as your proxy – you must first be registered to vote, which can be done online in just 5 minutes. If you aren’t already registered, you can register at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

If you’re thinking about voting by post, you can apply to do this now. This will make sure your application is processed early, and your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly once the candidates for the elections are confirmed.

To apply to vote by post, download, print and fill in this form https://newforest.gov.uk/media/173/Postal-Vote-Application-Form/pdf/Application_to_Vote_by_Post.pdf?m=637309366170170000

Once you have completed the form and signed it, send it to the electoral team at New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Lyndhurst, SO43 7PA or you can scan it and email it to electoralservices@nfdc.gov.uk

If you aren’t able to cast your vote in person, you can ask someone you trust to cast your vote for you. This is called a proxy vote and the person casting your vote is often referred to as your proxy. The person voting on your behalf can either go to your polling station to cast your vote, or can apply to vote for you by post. To apply for a proxy vote, complete the form to vote by proxy https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voting-person-post-or-proxy/voting-proxy, explaining why you can’t get to your polling station in person.

 

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