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Make sure you are registered to vote in the Tanhouse Ward By-election

Voters living in West Lancashire Borough Council’s Tanhouse Ward will go to the polls on Thursday 11 October 2018 for a By-election to elect a new Councillor. If you live in Tanhouse Ward you must be registered to vote if you want to have your say.

Kim Webber, Electoral Registration and Returning Officer, said: “You need to be on the electoral roll to have your say in the upcoming Tanhouse By-election and incorrect details may result in residents not being able to vote – so it really is worth taking the time to check.”

To assist people the detail of the applications process is as follows:

Register to Vote

Unless you have recently moved address, Tanhouse Ward residents who received poll cards for, or voted in, the May 2018 Borough Council elections do not need to register to vote again to vote in the Tanhouse Ward By-election. If in doubt, people can check whether they’re registered to vote by calling the Council’s elections office on 01695 585014.

You can fill in an online registration by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. For more information please email elections.office@westlancs.gov.uk. If you do not have access to the internet please ask the elections office for a paper registration form to be sent to you. The closing date to register to vote in the Tanhouse Ward By-election is Tuesday 25 September 2018.

Also, if you don’t think you will be able to go to your polling station then you can apply for a postal vote. Alternatively you can apply for a proxy vote, where someone you nominate can go to your polling station to cast your vote on your behalf.

Postal or Proxy Votes

To apply for a postal or proxy vote form please call the Elections Office on 01695 585014, email elections.office@westlancs.gov.uk or download an application form from from www.westlancs.gov.uk/howtovote. Or call in to: The Council Offices, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire, L39 2DF. Your completed application form for a postal vote must reach the Council by 5pm on Wednesday 26 September 2018, and completed application forms for a proxy vote must arrive by 5pm on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

Emergency Proxy Votes

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at these elections can be applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, where that physical incapacity occurred after 5pm on Wednesday 3 October, or for work/service reasons again occurring after 5pm on Wednesday 3 October, and must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire, L39 2DF by 5pm on Thursday 11 October 2018.

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