Tuesday, April 11, 2017
People in Lancashire will go to the polls on Thursday 4 May for the county council elections.
It is important that people don't miss the chance to have their say on election day.
Voters are reminded that they must be registered to vote and that the deadline for registrations is this week - Thursday 13 April.
People can register online to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
The county council provides around 85% of local government services in Lancashire. Those services include fostering and adoption, health and social care, cultural services, registering births, deaths and marriages; recycling, and highways and transport.
Find out more about the elections on the county council's website - www.lancashire.gov.uk/elections - where you can find out how to register to vote, get information about the elections including details of candidates, and register to get results once the votes have been counted.
Changes have been made since the last election to the boundaries for most electoral divisions – the areas represented by each county councillor. Details on the new divisions can also be found on the council's website.
Jo Turton, chief executive of the county council, said: "People elected as county councillors make important decisions that affect the lives of everyone in Lancashire.
"Our elections are held every four years, so it's important to be registered so that you can cast your vote. It’s quick and easy to register, but you'll need to do it before 13 April."
The current political composition of the county council is: Labour 38, Conservative 34, Liberal Democrat 6, Independent 3, Green 1 – and two vacant seats.
You can vote in person at your polling station on 4 May, by post or by proxy - choosing someone to vote on your behalf.
Anyone wishing to vote by post needs to complete and return their electoral form by 18 April. New applications to vote by proxy, such as for medical reasons, should be returned by 25 April.
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