North Devon and Torridge get ready to vote in the General Election

Posted on: 8 May 2017

North Devon and Torridge residents are being reminded to get ready to vote in the upcoming General Election.

From today (8 May), North Devon Council and Torridge District Council will be sending out poll cards to local residents who are eligible to vote in the General Election on Thursday 8 June. Residents in the Torridge District Council ward of Hartland and Bradworthy will also receive poll cards for an upcoming by-election, which will also be held on Thursday 8 June.

Anyone who is aged 18 or over will be able to vote on the day, providing they are on the register of electors. Residents have until Monday 22 May to be included in the register, if they are not already on it, so that they can vote on the day.

Electoral Services Manager at North Devon Council, Judith Dark, says: ” We want to make sure that everyone in the area who wants to vote on election day can, so keep a look-out for your poll card and let us know if you don’t receive it. Also, don’t forget to let us know if any of your details have changed such as your address, so we can make sure your entry on the electoral register is up-to-date.”

Senior Elections and Democratic Officer at Torridge District Council, Charlotte Gordon, says:”Now’s the time to make sure you’re on the electoral register and are ready to vote. While you don’t need a poll card to vote it can be a useful indication as to whether your electoral registration is up to date. So if you don’t receive your card after 8th May don’t leave things until the last minute and make sure you get in touch so we can check your registration.”

If you don’t receive your poll card contact your council’s Electoral Registration team on:

More information about registering to vote and the different ways to vote including postal and absent votes, can be found on the council websites:

Information is also available on the General Election page at www.yourvotematters.co.uk

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