People urged to beat deadline to register

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Residents in Daventry district who want to vote in the elections by post or by proxy need to make sure they beat the fast-approaching deadlines.

People who wish to vote by post must make sure their Postal Vote Application Form is completed and returned to Daventry District Council (DDC) by 5pm on Tuesday. Postal vote packs are sent out ten to 15 days before polling day and need to be sent back to arrive by close of poll, which is 10pm on May 7.

The deadline for returning applications to vote by proxy to the Council’s Electoral Registration Officer is by 5pm on Tuesday, April 28.

Voting by proxy is when someone appoints a person to vote on their behalf if they are unable to get to a polling station, for example if they are working away or on holiday abroad. Anyone can act as a proxy provided they are willing and eligible to vote in the relevant election.

If an elector falls ill or is called away on business after the April 28 deadline, they may be able to apply for an emergency proxy vote up to 5pm on Thursday, May 7.

The deadline for registering in time for the General and Local elections on May 7 is Monday. The quickest and easiest way is to apply online at www.gov.uk/registertovote.

To register to vote or apply for a postal or proxy vote contact DDC on 01327 871100 or email electoralservices@daventrydc.gov.uk.

Anyone who needs further advice on the election is urged to get in touch with DDC.