A reminder that the European Parliamentary Election is on 23 May
Thursday 23 May is the day when voters in across Wales and the United Kingdom will take part in the European Parliamentary election.
Everyone who is registered to vote should have received a card giving details of the polling station where they can cast their vote. You do not need to bring this on the day. If you have not received one, then please phone the Electoral Services Team on 01352 702412 to find out where your polling station is.
What should you do on 23 May? Most people will be voting in person at a polling station. There are 96 stations in Flintshire and they are open from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. on the day. When you arrive, you will be asked to confirm your name and address, and will then be given your ballot paper.
Voters will only have one vote to cast and there will be eight registered parties listed on the ballot paper. The candidates will be elected by proportional representation, so voters will not vote for individual candidates by name as is the case in many elections.
A voting mark should be in the form of a cross placed in the box adjacent to the party they wish to vote for. Voters should then place the marked paper in the ballot box.
Colin Everett, Local Returning Officer said;
“Each of the 22 local authority areas in Wales will conduct their own counts on the evening of Sunday 26 May. We do this on the Sunday because voting in parts of mainland Europe takes place on the Sunday itself.
“When they have completed their counts, Local Returning Officers will inform the Regional Returning Officer for Wales (RRO) – based in Pembrokeshire County Council - of the result of the count in their area.
“The result for the Wales electoral region will then be declared by the RRO. Local results cannot be announced before 10 p.m. - the time that polls close in some parts of Europe.”
If you have any questions or you need assistance – the Electoral Services Team is here to help you.
If you have not voted in person before why not visit the Electoral Commission’s website www.aboutmyvote.co.uk to find out more.
If you have applied for a postal vote, you should have received your postal ballot pack by now - if not, please phone 01352 702412 immediately.