‘X’ marks the spot! Make sure you know how to have your say on 3 May

Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the local elections on Thursday, 3 May.

Across Barnsley:

  • There are 181,537 eligible voters
  • 151 polling stations will be open
  • 396 polling station staff will be on duty

Peter Clark,  Elections Manager at  Barnsley 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 the team here at Barnsley with any further queries.”

People who are registered do not need their poll card to vote, however, it is encouraged that voters bring it with them to make the process quicker and more efficient.

Emma Hartley, Head of Campaigns at the Electoral Commission, 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 call Barnsley Council Electoral Services team on 01226 773070.

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