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Council Services:

YOUR chance to have YOUR say

Vote on 4 May - Election Day - and help shape Lincolnshire County Council services for the next four years

Do you care about the state of the county’s roads? The quality of our schools? How social care is provided?

Hand putting X into ballot box

Whatever matters to you, please make sure you have your say in who runs the council for the next four years. There will be 70 elected councillors,each one representing an electoral division in Lincolnshire.

The candidate getting most votes in each division will represent all the people in that area.

Together, the 70 elected councillors will also prioritise and choose the way important services are delivered up to at least 2021.

Their decisions will affect everyone in the county, including you - whatever age you are, and wherever you live!

Are you registered?

Your name must be on the electoral register if you want to vote:

  • The seven district councils in Lincolnshire maintain the electoral register.
  • You can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
  • To check you are on the register, get in touch with your district electoral registration department.
  • Also, if you move, make sure you have re-registered at your new address.
  • Applications to register must be received by 12 midnight on 13 April (via www.gov.uk/register-to-vote) if you wish to vote on 4 May.

Voting on the day

  • You’ll receive a poll card just before the election, telling you where and when to vote.
  • On Election Day, just go along to the polling station on your card, between 7am and 10pm.

Postal vote

If you can’t get to the polling station or would just prefer to vote by post:

  • Ask your district council for a postal vote.
  • Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must be received by 5pm on 18 April.
  • Your ballot paper will then be sent to you ahead of Election Day -please just fill it in and post it back.

Proxy vote

In certain circumstances you can apply to let someone else vote for you - this is called a proxy vote:

  • The deadline for submitting a completed application to vote by proxy (except for medical or work/service related emergencies) is by 5pm on 25 April.
  • You can only have a proxy vote if you cannot go to the polling station and have not asked for a postal vote.
  • If you want a proxy vote, just contact your district council.

Results

The votes for each of the 70 electoral divisions will be counted overnight:

  • The person with the most votes in each division will be announced as the county councillor for that area, with their details appearing almost immediately at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/electionresults.
  • You can also follow us on the night via Twitter @LincolnshireCC.

Election contact details

Lincolnshire’s electoral registration officers are based at the county’s seven district councils - please see contact details below.

Boston Borough Council,Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, PE21 8QR (Tel: 01205 314224) (www.boston.gov.uk)

City of Lincoln Council, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DD (Tel: 01522 873255) (www.lincoln.gov.uk)

East Lindsey District Council, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, LN11 8UP (Tel: 01507 601111) (www.e-lindsey.gov.uk)

North Kesteven District Council, District Council Offices, Kesteven Street, Sleaford, NG34 7EF (Tel: 01529 308238) (www.n-kesteven.gov.uk)

South Holland District Council, Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding, PE11 2XE (Tel: 01775 761161) (www.sholland.gov.uk)

South Kesteven District Council, Council Offices, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, NG31 6PZ (Tel: 01476 406080) (www.southkesteven.gov.uk)

West Lindsey District Council, Guildhall, Marshall`s Yard, Gainsborough, DN21 2NA (Tel: 01427 676575/6) (www.west-lindsey.gov.uk)

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