Local Politics | Have your say in Borough Elections | Andover & VillagesVoters in Basingstoke and Deane will go to the polls on Thursday 3 May to elect one third of the borough’s 60 councillors.

Those registered in one of the 20 wards scheduled for a borough election will be entitled to vote to elect a borough councillor to serve in their ward until May 2019. Seven parishes are also up for election.

Last summer Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council asked people to update or confirm their details on the register of electors during the annual canvass.

Those not already registered or who have moved since the annual canvass must submit an application to be registered no later than midnight on Tuesday 17 April to be able to vote on Thursday 3 May. People wanting to have their say at the elections must be on the Electoral Register.

Those people wishing to vote by post or cancel their existing postal vote must apply by 5pm on Wednesday 18 April. Proxy vote applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018. Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Electoral Registration Officer Mel Barrett said: “Last summer as part of the annual canvass, we wrote to households asking people to check their details were correct on the borough’s electoral register.

“Over 95% of people responded however if you didn’t confirm your details, you have moved house or you have recently turned 18, you will need to register in order to vote.”

Find out how to register, check whether you are registered, or update your details by visiting www.basingstoke.gov.uk/vote or calling 01256 845467.

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