Local elections are taking place on 5th May, with a third of seats on Cherwell District Council being contested. The deadline for voter registration is midnight on 14th April. Cherwell residents will need to register by then to make their voices heard.

To register, visit: gov.uk/registertovote

Those already registered to vote at their current address will not need to re-register.  

Voters can cast their vote in person at a polling station, or have a postal or proxy vote instead. A proxy vote allows voters to select a trusted person to vote on their behalf. People must be registered to vote to apply for a postal or proxy vote.

Voters can apply for a postal vote by 5pm on Tuesday 19th April, or for a proxy vote by 5pm on Tuesday 26th April.

Yvone Rees, Returning Officer, said: “The district council election is a chance for you to have your say on who is in charge of essential public services like waste collection, environmental health and leisure centres.

“If you have not already registered at your current address, have recently turned 18 or changed your name, make sure to register before midnight on 14th April to have your say.”

Nominations for the district and parish elections have now ended. Residents can visit the council website to see who is standing in their district ward or parish.




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