25/04/2019: 'X' marks the spot for 103,014 people!

More than 100,000 people are registered to vote in Breckland and will be able to take part in the upcoming local elections, taking place on 2 May.

With not long to go until polling day, the 103,014 voters are being encouraged to make sure they are ready and know where their polling station is. The forthcoming elections will see 117 polling stations in the district open 7am-10pm, supported by 284 polling station staff on duty.

The election logistics are managed by Breckland Council. Maxine O'Mahony, the council's Returning Officer, commented: "Putting a cross in a box is really simple, but it is so significant for local democracy. To make sure you're ready for polling day, I urge everybody to check their poll card, which is being sent to households in the post. The card will tell you the location of your local polling station and you can find more information on the council's website. You don't need to take your poll card with you to vote, but it does make it quicker and easier if you can take it with you.

"People also need to be aware that there are separate elections for the European Union Parliament taking place at the end of May, so you will receive a separate polling card for that in due course. For most people, their polling stations will be the same, but there are some changes in venues so it is important to check the details on your card if you want to take part in this election too."

Philippa Saray, Electoral Commission Regional Manager for the East and Southeast of England, said: "Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 2 May.  Voters who have opted to vote by post must return their postal ballot pack by 10pm and can hand it in at their polling station if they don't have time to return it by post."

For more information about the election, where your polling station is, and who is standing for election in your area, visit the local elections 2019 page on our website.

Last updated: 13/05/2020 09:58:31