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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Don’t lose your voice on election day – check the location of your local polling station!

 

Voters are being urged to check the location of their local polling station – so they don’t lose their voice on General Election day!

Despite the short notice – due to the Prime Minister’s decision to call a surprise ‘snap election’ –  Cheshire East Council’s elections team has managed to secure all but nine of its usual 282 polling station locations where votes can be cast on June 8.

The nine stations affected (and their replacements) are listed on the council’s website at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democracy and then click on ‘elections’ – or click on this weblink: http://bit.ly/2rlksRE

Voters can check on their polling cards, which will identify which polling station they should visit to cast their ballot. Residents affected by changes to polling stations have also been written to by the council, informing them of where they will be able to vote.

Acting Returning Officer at Cheshire East Kath O’Dwyer said: “To secure all but nine of our 282 polling station locations is quite an amazing achievement at such short notice. Indeed, we’ve already received a number of messages from councillors and local people congratulating us for being so swift and effective at securing venues for election day. 

“It is worth bearing in mind that there are always a small number unavailable due to refurbishment, repair works or ‘event clashes’ at the venues we use, which in the past have included schools, church halls, community centres and even local pubs. I would just ask that voters check the location of their local polling station before election day.”

On polling day, Thursday June 8, polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm. Information about voting at this election is available at: www.yourvotematters.co.uk

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