Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the local elections on Thursday 3 May.
Across the Carlisle City Council area:
- There are 75,337 eligible voters in the 17 wards with elections;
- 89 polling stations will be open; and
- 180 polling station staff will be on duty.
Jason Gooding, Returning Officer for Carlisle City Council, said:
“Putting a cross in a box might seem simple, but there are plenty of things voters need to consider in order to be ready for May’s local election. Your poll card will tell you the location of your polling station, and you will find more information on how to take part at www.yourvotematters.co.uk. Voters can also get in touch with our electoral services team with any further queries.”
If you are registered, you do not need your poll card to vote, however, it is encouraged that voters bring it with them to make the process quicker and more efficient.
Barbara Lines, Electoral Commission Regional Manager for the North of England, said:
“Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 3 May. Voters who have opted to vote by post need to make sure their postal ballot pack is returned by 10pm and can hand it in at their polling station if they don’t have time to return it by post.”
The Electoral Commission advises voters not to take photos inside their polling station as they could potentially breach the secrecy of the ballot requirements.
There is more information on www.yourvotematters.co.uk or you can call Carlisle City Council Electoral Services team on 01228 817556.
Carlisle City Council has 52 Councillors. Each Councillor serves one of 22 wards.
Elections will held in 17 Carlisle City Council wards: Brampton; Belah; Belle Vue; Botcherby; Castle; Currock; Dalston; Denton Holme; Harraby; Longtown & Rockcliffe; Morton; St Aidan’s; Stanwix Urban; Stanwix Rural; Upperby; Wetheral and Yewdale