Deadline looming for postal and proxy votes

12 Apr 2017

Northumberland County Council  is calling on people to act now and apply for a postal or proxy vote if they are going to be away on Thursday 4 May for the county council, town and parish elections.

The countdown to these elections are now on and before polling day there are statutory deadlines in the election process that the public  must comply with.

The deadline to apply for postal vote applications is 5pm on April 18 , or to apply for proxy vote applications ( where you can get a friend or relative to vote on your behalf )  is 5pm on April 25.

William Booth , Senior Elections Manager at Northumberland County Council said:

“ We are fortunate to live in a democracy, we all have the right to vote and we should all try and use it.  We would encourage  those who are unable to attend a polling station on May 4  to still exercise their right to vote by taking advantage or the postal or proxy voting system.

“ It only takes a few minutes to apply, so even if you’re heading off on holiday or unable to attend on polling day you can still have your vote.”

If you would like to apply for a postal or proxy vote you can do so by calling 01670 624811, or  emailing elections@northumberland.gov.uk with your full name and address . Please specify which type of vote you require.

If you live in Northumberland and have any queries regarding electoral registration, please ring the elections office on: 01670 624811 or email elections@northumberland.gov.uk