Advice given ahead of polling day in Daventry district

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Daventry District Council is reminding voters in the district what they need to know to have their say on polling day this Thursday.

Police and crime commissioner, district and parish elections are taking place across Daventry district on Thursday, May 5.

People living in Daventry district will be casting their votes to elect a new police and crime commissioner for Northamptonshire.

Elections are also taking place for 12 of the 36 seats on Daventry District Council as well as some parishes.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm and residents should have received a card with details of their local polling station. They can check their polling station online by inputting their postcode at hhttp://mapping.daventrydc.gov.uk.

When voting at a polling station, it is helpful for people to take their polling card with them, but if they don’t have it they can still vote. The only exception to this rule is anonymous electors, who must present their poll cards in order to vote.

Polling station staff will not be able to give people ballot papers if they arrive at the polling station after 10pm.

Postal votes must be received by the Returning Officer by 10pm on Thursday, May 5. Anyone who has left it too late to post can drop it off at their polling station or at Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP.

The ballots for Daventry District Council will be counted overnight, with results expected from 3am to 5am.

The votes from across the county for the new police and crime commissioner takes place on Friday in Kettering from 11am.

The parish elections will be counted on Monday May 9 from 2.30pm.