Thursday 28th May 2011
What voters need to know for Thursday 5 May
With the UK-wide referendum on Thursday 5 May, The Counting Officer at 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 Counting 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 the Civic Offices, Civic Way, Fareham, PO16 7AZ
For further information contact:
Sue Mills, PR and Marketing Manager, tel: 01329 824518
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org