Local Elections will take place on the 2 May. Residents are being reminded they do not need a polling card to vote. However, anyone wishing to take part will need to have registered to vote.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is encouraging as many people who are registered to vote to ensure they do so.
They say while some people may be put off or think they can not vote without a polling card, this is simply not the case.
In a statement released, East Riding of Yorkshire Council said;
“Residents across the East Riding who are eligible to take part in the local ward, town and parish council elections on Thursday, 2 May do not need a poll card in order to vote.”
“Poll cards have been sent out to all registered voters. They give information about the election, the location of the polling station. They also contain details about the opening and closing times as well as the name, address and the electoral number of the voter.”
“If the poll card has not been received or it has been lost or misplaced you can still vote. So long as you are on the electoral register and are eligible to vote in these elections.”
“All you need to do is go to their local polling station and give their name and address before being issued with a ballot paper.”
Polling Card Not Needed To Have Your Say In Local Elections
Polling stations across the East Riding will be open on Thursday, 2 May from 7am until 10 pm.
Caroline Lacey, the returning officer, said:
“Many people may be put off from voting because they don’t have a poll card. But they can attend their local polling station, give their name and address and they will be able to vote.”
Turn out for the election is not expected to be high. There is a number of things people should look for when they go to the polls.