Names of candidates for the East Devon District Council elections have now been made public on EDDC’s website (http://eastdevon.gov.uk/elections-and-registering-to-vote/election-documents/east-devon-district-council-elections-2-may-2019/) and canvassing is already underway.
Election day is 2 May 2019 when voters can cast their ballot in person at the polling station in their community. For the newly named ‘Feniton’ ward, the polling stations are in the sports and social club in Feniton, Doug’s shed in Buckerell and the village hall in Gittisham.
There are a couple of crucial dates:
- If you are not on the electoral register, then you are precluded from voting. The last date for registration is 12 April (midnight) and this can be simply done on line here: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you want to check if you are already registered to vote or you would like to register by completing a paper form, then you need to contact the East Devon Electoral Services Helpline on 01395 571529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you would prefer to vote using a postal vote, the deadline for applications is 5 pm on Monday 15 April. To request a postal voting application form, contact Electoral Services on 01395 571529 or email email@example.com. Postal votes will be sent out on April 18 (just before Easter).
If you have any difficulty with the above processes, please get in touch with me and I’d be more than happy to help.
In Feniton ward, you have a choice of three candidates, but only one vote. It’s a choice between me (Independent), the inevitable Conservative candidate (who lives in Offwell) and a Labour candidate (who lives in Payhembury).
I will be out in Gittisham, Buckerell and Feniton talking to people over the coming weeks and would love to hear your views.
I’m always happy to help with most issues … however, the Brexit negotiation, is sadly not something I can influence!