Make sure you are registered to vote! The local elections are four weeks away and this is your chance to have your say about who represents you on Bury Council.
There are two important changes to note this year:
- There have been some boundary changes so please check your poll card when it arrives, so you know where to vote.
- As a result of the boundary changes across the borough, all 51 council seats are up for election, so you will have THREE votes rather than the usual one.
If you are not already on the electoral roll, the deadline to register to vote in these elections is midnight on Thursday 14th April.
To register, go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote You will be asked for your National Insurance number, but you can still register if you do not have one.
If you don’t usually vote by post, you can apply for one by downloading a form here: www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/apply-vote-post.
You will need to return this form before 5pm on Tuesday 19th April. Once you have provided the required information, you will be sent a ballot paper approximately two weeks before the day of the election. If you apply to vote by post, you will not be able to vote in person at a polling station.