X marks the spot! Make sure you know how to have your say

X marks the spot! Make sure you know how to have your say
15 April 2019

Voters should now start getting ready for the local elections on 2 May.

Across Darlington:

  • There are 78,437 eligible voters
  • 56 polling stations will be open
  • 147 polling station staff will be on duty

 

Luke Swinhoe, Electoral Registration Officer for Darlington Borough Council, said:

“Putting a cross in a box might seem simple, but there are plenty of things voters need to consider in order to be ready for May’s local election. 

“Your poll card will tell you the location of your polling station, and you will find more information on how to take part at www.yourvotematters.co.uk. Voters can also get in touch with the team here at Darlington Borough Council with any further queries.

“If you are registered, you do not need your poll card to vote, however, we would encourage you to bring it with you to make the process quicker and more efficient.”

Melanie Davidson, Head of Support and Improvement at the Electoral Commission, 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.”

There is more information on www.yourvotematters.co.uk or you can call Darlington Borough Council’s Electoral Services team on 01325 406444.