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Preparations are in full swing for local elections on Thursday 4 May

Preparations are in full swing for local elections on Thursday 4 May

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Preparations are in full swing for local elections on Thursday 4 May. Seventeen county councillors will be elected in the Aylesbury Vale area, with Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) administering the elections.

Preparations are in full swing for local elections on Thursday 4 May. Seventeen county councillors will be elected in the Aylesbury Vale area, with Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) administering the elections.

The election timetable kicks off with publication of the Notice of Election on 27 March, formally opening the period when candidates can submit nomination papers. Prospective candidates are reminded that papers for County Divisions in the Aylesbury Vale area must be submitted by hand to the AVDC’s Gateway Offices, by no later than 4pm on Tuesday 4 April.

Nearly 140,000 poll cards will be sent to residents from Wednesday 29 March, which will include details of each elector’s allocated polling station. This year, an online polling station look-up is also available at www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/pollingstation.

Residents who have received a poll card are already registered to vote. For those not sure if they are registered, the quickest way to check is to webchat with the team at www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk. There is still time to register to vote in local elections, with the application deadline on Thursday 13 April.

Deputy Returning Officer, Andrew Grant, said: ‘We’re working hard to make sure that local elections on 4 May run smoothly. There are some changes to polling stations this year, so look out for your poll card, but remember you can check your polling station on our website at any time. If you haven’t done so already, there is still time to register to vote. It’s quick and easy to apply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.”