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Have your say in borough elections

News release 8448, published on 02 Apr 2019
Voters in Basingstoke and Deane will go to the polls on Thursday 2 May to elect one third of the borough’s 60 councillors.

Those registered in one of the 20 wards scheduled for a borough election will be entitled to vote to elect a borough councillor to serve in their ward until May 2020, when all the borough’s seats will be up for election in line with ward boundary changes. There are also 23 parish and town councils up for election.

Last summer Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council asked people to update or confirm their details on the register of electors during the annual canvass.

Those not already registered or who have moved since the annual canvass in 2018 must submit an application to be registered no later than Friday 12 April to be able to vote on Thursday 2 May. People wanting to have their say at the elections must be on the Electoral Register.

Those people wishing to vote by post or cancel their existing postal vote must apply by 5pm on Monday 15 April. Proxy vote applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Electoral Registration Officer Melbourne Barrett said: “Last summer as part of the annual canvass, we wrote to households asking people to check their details were correct on the borough’s electoral register.

“Over 96% of people responded however if you didn’t confirm your details, you have moved house or you have recently turned 18, you will need to register in order to vote.”

Find out how to register, check whether you are registered, or update your details by visiting www.basingstoke.gov.uk/vote or calling 01256 844844.

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