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Watch out for your poll card in the post

Poll cards for those registered to vote in upcoming elections have now been posted to residents by West Oxfordshire District Council.

The elections for 17 district seats, all seats on 19 Town and Parish Councils, a single vacancy on Chipping Norton Town Council and the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner take place on Thursday 5 May with residents being urged to ensure their details are correct.

They are also being reminded that the deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on 19 April.

Keith Butler, electoral registration officer for West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “It’s always important to check the details on your poll card and make sure they are correct. It is very easy to update the information – applications can be made online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or call the electoral services team on 01993 861410.

“People sometimes think they can register for a postal vote just before an election but we need sufficient time to process these requests and that is why the deadline is 19 April.

“Anyone who has not registered to vote so far has until 18 April to sign up to ensure their voice is heard at these important elections.”

“By doing so, you would also be registered in good time ahead of the referendum vote regarding the UK’s membership of the European Union on 23 June.”

Posted : 31/03/2016 13:01:21

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