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Have your say at the May local elections

Last Modified March 21, 2019

Elections in Hertsmere take place in May, so make sure your name is on the register so you can have your say and vote.

All 39 council seats are up for election on Thursday 2 May. To have your say on who gets elected you must be registered to vote. The deadline for registering is 5pm on Friday 12 April. If you have not yet registered to vote, or if you have moved house recently, you will need to register in order to be able to vote.

Details of the candidates will be published on our elections 2019 page  as soon as possible after Wednesday 3 April when they are confirmed, but it is down to individuals and their parties to promote themselves and why they want you to vote for them.  You can also see the notice of elections, which was published on 19 March, via this page.   

Voting in person at a polling station

If you want to vote in person and are registered, a poll card will be sent to you about five weeks before the election. If you have not received a poll card please contact our Electoral Services team on 020 8207 7481 or email the Electoral Services team The card tells you where you should vote – you can only vote at your allocated polling station. It is helpful if you take your poll card with you but you don’t have to.

Voting by post

If you are registered for a postal vote you were sent your ballot paper before the election and you will need to post it back to us.

To vote by post you need to apply and forms have to be completed and returned by 5pm on Monday 15 April.

Voting by proxy

Proxy voting means another person can vote on your behalf. To vote by proxy, you will have completed a form and returned it to the Electoral Services team by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April. You can have someone vote on your behalf if:

• You will be away on holiday

• You have to work away from home

• You are ill or in hospital.

If you are unsure if you are registered to vote or want a hard copy of any of the application forms please call 020 8207 7481 or email the Elections team  

You can find out more about voting in general from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

Posted on Thursday 21st March 2019

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