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All you need to know as you go to the polls

With just one week to go until the General Election on June 8, electors are being reminded of some key points as they prepare to cast their votes.

8 June 2017

 

Fenland residents will be voting for who they want to represent the North East Cambridgeshire constituency; the candidates standing are Stephen Barclay (Conservative), Darren Fower (Liberal Democrat), Stephen Goldspink (English Democrats), Ruth Johnson (Green Party), Ken Rustidge (Labour) and Robin Talbot (UKIP).

 

 

Key points for election day:

  • Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

  • The usual polling stations for Meadowgate school café in Wisbech, and the Village Hall in Murrow, were not available for this election. The station for voters who normally attend Meadowgate is Walsoken Village Hall, and in Murrow it is The Bell Inn Public House. Residents should check their polling cards for information on their polling station or visit: www.fenland.gov.uk/polling-station-location before they go to vote.

  • If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote, call FDC on 01354 654321 to check.

  • If you have received a postal vote but not returned it, you can take it to a polling station in this constituency or deliver it to Fenland Hall, County Road, March, PE15 8NQ. If the offices are closed, put it in the letterbox which will be checked at 10pm on polling day. Do not take postal votes to any other council locations, including the one-stop shops or community hubs.

  • You do not have to take your poll card to the polling station but it may save time if you do.

  • There is support available at polling stations for disabled voters, including assistance by the Presiding Officer, large print versions of the ballot papers, magnifiers and tactile voting devices.

  • European Union citizens are not eligible to vote in the UK Parliamentary election.

Counting for the parliamentary election will take place overnight at the Hudson Leisure Centre in Wisbech. The result is expected at about 5am on Friday.

Article added: June 1, 2017