Carlisle City Council is urging Denton Holme ward residents to make their mark and take up their right to vote at the Carlisle City Council and Cumbria County Council By Election.
Poll cards have been sent to all eligible voters. All polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm. Voters who have requested a postal vote are also reminded to send in their vote.
Jason Gooding, Carlisle City Council’s Town Clerk & Chief Executive, said:
“We want as many voters as possible to come out and make their mark. Local government provides a wide-range of services to residents and elections allow them the opportunity to have their say.”
The By Election will be held on Thursday, 6 September. One seat will be contested for each council.
The first ballot boxes are expected to arrive soon after the polling stations close at 10pm. The count and the declaration of results will take place at the Civic Centre. The proceedings will start shortly after 10pm.
The polling stations are: Methodist Church Hall, Wigton Road; Denton Holme Community Centre; St James’ Parish Centre, St James Road; Portable Cabin on grassed area opposite Cemetery entrance on Richardson Street; and Portable cabin on Lorne Crescent.
The official Notice of Election for the various elections was published on the City Council’s website on Friday, 27 July 2018. Candidates had until 4pm on Thursday 9 August to submit their nominations. The list of candidates is available at www.carlisle.gov.uk/elections
Carlisle City Council has 52 Councillors, comprising 24 Labour Councillors, 22 Conservative Councillors, four Independent Councillors and one Liberal Democrat Councillor. There is currently one vacant seat (subject to By Election). Each Councillor serves one of 22 wards.