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Will you be able to vote on election day?

Hundreds
of people in the Canterbury district could miss their chance to vote in
local elections this May if they don’t take action to register now.

Electoral
Registration Officer Colin Carmichael said:

“Thursday 2 May is the
chance for residents to have their say at the Kent County Council
elections and a by-election for the Seasalter ward of the city council.
We want everyone who is eligible to vote to be able to do so. Anyone who has moved house in the past few months needs to register
with their new address. We’re also keen for anyone turning 18 on or
before 2 May to make sure they are registered, so that they can vote for
the first time.”

The deadline to register is Wednesday 17 April. Call 01227 862 007 to order a registration form, or you can print one off from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk .

Samantha Mills, Head of Campaigns at the Electoral Commission, the
independent elections watchdog, said:

“If you are going to be away, you
can ask to vote by post, or by proxy. More details about how to do this
are at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk . It’s your vote, so don’t lose this chance to use it.”

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April, and for a proxy vote, it is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

CCC 22nd Mar 2013

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