As the local election on Thursday 3rd May gets nearer, Preston Council have provided some last minute advice to voters who wish to have their say.
With just under a week to go until the big day, the council offered this checklist as a reminder for people heading down to the polls.
– Check where you should vote. Details of your local polling station will be on your poll card. If you have not yet received your poll card, or are unsure of where to go, call 01772 906908. Polling Stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 3rd May. You can also check this and other election information including a list of candidates on the council’s website www.preston.gov.uk/elections2012
– Bring your poll card with you to the polling station, it may speed things up. But don’t worry if you do forget, you can still vote without it!
– Follow the instructions on the ballot paper carefully. If you’re unsure of how to complete your ballot paper, a member of staff will be able to help you.
– Pop your ballot paper in the ballot box and that’s it, done!
– If you applied for a postal vote, make sure you have posted it back so it arrives in time. If it is too late to post your vote, you can drop it off at your polling station before 10pm on Thursday 3rd May, or at the Town Hall in Preston.
Remember to come back here after you’ve voted to watch live coverage as the count unfolds. Joseph Stashko and Ryan Owen Gibson will be down at the Town Hall when things kick off at 11pm, but we’ll be here throughout the day and the week preceding it providing regular updates about the local election and what it means for the city of Preston.
Will you be voting on 3rd May? Have you got your poll card ready?