With the European Parliamentary Election taking place on Thursday, May 22, Central Bedfordshire Council is encouraging residents to have their say.
The council points out that taking part in the election is important as it will give Central Beds residents the opportunity to select who they wish to represent them in the European Parliament.
Information about the ten parties contesting this election and their individual candidates nominated to represent the East Region are available on the council website, www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/elections.
Central Bedfordshire is one of 47 voting areas in the Eastern Region electoral area and the Eastern Region will be returning seven MEPs.
Councillor Maurice Jones, deputy leader of Central Beds Council, said: “People don’t always realise the importance and the impact of their vote. So if you want your voice to be heard, then I urge you to vote on Thursday, May 22 and take a few minutes to make sure you have your say.”
Poll cards and postal information cards have been sent to electors entitled to vote in the election.
If you are not already registered for a postal vote and you want to apply to vote by post for the election you can do so up to 5pm today (Wednesday, May 7).
Postal vote application forms can be downloaded from http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/electoral-register/default.aspx
Polling stations across Central Bedfordshire will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday, May 22. The location of your polling station is printed on your polling card.
For more information about the European Parliamentary Election or the nominated candidates visit the dedicated election website pages on Central Beds Council website www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/elections.