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Press Release

Wednesday 6th April 2011

What voters need to know for Thursday 5 May

With a UK-wide referendum on Thursday 5 May Fareham Borough Council is reminding voters what they need to know to have their say on polling day:

Polling stations will be open from 7am – 10pm. You should have received a card with details of your local polling station. If not, please call 01329 824587

When voting at a polling station, it’s helpful to take your poll card with you. But if you don’t have it, don’t let that stop you – you can still vote.

Polling station staff will give you a ballot paper for the UK-wide referendum. Staff will not be able to give you ballot papers after 10pm, so do arrive in good time.

The referendum is on the voting system used for elections to the UK Parliament and the question being put to voters on Thursday 5 May is: “At present, the UK uses the ’first past the post’ system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the ‘alternative vote’ system be used instead?”

If you applied for a postal vote, it needs to be received by the Return Officer by 10pm on Thursday 5 May. If you have left it too late to post back, you can drop it off at your polling station or Fareham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Fareham, PO16 7AZ

For more information, visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk (this is an external hyperlink).

ENDS

 

 


For Further Information Contact:
Janine Hensman, PR and Marketing Support Officer, tel: 01329 824302
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail:publicity@fareham.gov.uk
 



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