Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Lancashire County Council is reminding people interested in standing as candidates for the Council election in May of the deadline to register their interest.
Nominations open after 24 March, when the election is formally called, and close at 4pm on 4 April. Forms can be obtained from your local district elections office. Details are available at http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/elections
The county council is holding local elections on 4 May and new candidates are needed to represent their areas. There will be 84 seats available to cover all of Lancashire.
If you want more information on what's involved in being a councillor and whether it might be right for you, visit http://www.beacouncillor.co.uk/lancashire
Lancashire residents are also reminded to make sure they are registered to vote so they can have their say at the election. If they have never voted before or have not voted for a while, or have recently changed name or address, they may not be registered to vote.
The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming elections is 13 April 2017.
To register to vote, update details on the electoral register or apply for a postal or proxy vote, please visit http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
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