Countdown starts to local elections

Published Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 14:26

Voters are set to go to the polls to elect their local councillors in May.

The timetable for the local elections has been announced and on Thursday May 3rd, residents will elect Councillors to Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Because there have been boundary changes to the wards, the number of ward councillors is due to go from 64 to 51 this year, and all are up for election.

The deadline for receiving applications to register to vote is Tuesday, April 17th.

The deadline for receiving new postal vote and proxy vote applications is one day later, at 5pm on Wednesday, April 18th.

This is also the deadline to change existing postal or proxy votes.

If you are already registered to vote and plan to vote in person at a polling station, there is no need to re-register.

For more information about the upcoming elections, candidates and voting, visit the Council website.

Harry Catherall, Returning Officer for the local elections, said:

Local elections are really important as they decide the make-up of the council and its priorities. I would encourage everyone who is able to register to vote if you haven’t already, and get out there and have your say.”


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