Please find attached (see below) a press release about the forthcoming May elections that may be of interest to your residents and wider community.
Senior Democratic Services Officer
Mole Valley District Council
Local and European Elections 2014
Make sure you are registered for your vote
Mole Valley District Council published the 2014 Register of Electors on 17th February, ready for the upcoming Local and European Parliamentary Elections taking place on Thursday 22nd May this year.
In order to vote at the elections on 22nd May, it’s important that residents make sure they are registered to vote. Hundreds of people in Mole Valley District could miss their chance to vote in local elections this May if they don’t take action now, Yvonne Rees, Returning Officer for
, has advised. Mole Valley
“Thursday 22 May is the chance for residents to have their say at Local and European Parliamentary elections”, explains Yvonne Rees. “We want everyone eligible to vote to be able to do so.
“Anyone who has moved house recently needs to register at their new address. “
“We’re also keen for anyone turning 18 on or before 22 May to make sure they are registered, so they can vote for the first time.”
Postal votes may be of particular benefit this year to those people whose living arrangements have been affected by flooding, and may have moved out of their homes whilst repair work is completed. Residents can of course return to their usual polling station, but a postal vote may be more convenient if they are unable to make it to the station on the day.
The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday 6th May. Call 01306 879198 for a registration form to be posted to you or download one from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk
The deadline to apply for a postal vote is Wednesday 7th May and for a proxy vote (someone who can vote on your behalf in person at the polling station) is, Wednesday 14thMay.
For more information, contact: