Reminder for postal voters as election day approaches

Postal voters in Chorley are being urged to return their ballot papers ahead of the elections next week.

Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 3:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 6:24 pm
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Those who registered for a postal vote should have received their voting papers for the local elections and the election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, both being held next Thursday.

People are being encouraged to return them as soon as they can to avoid any delays there might be in the post.

Gary Hall, chief executive at Chorley Council, said: “The postal votes have now been delivered to those who applied, so we’re asking people to fill them in and return completed packs quickly to avoid them getting delayed in the post.

“People need to follow the instructions in their postal voting pack carefully, then send them back to us - there’s no need to put a stamp on because it is freepost.”

People who have a postal vote should have received a ballot for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire election, plus a ballot paper for the local elections if they live in one of the 15 wards in Chorley holding an election.

Mr Hall added: “Your postal vote must be received by 10pm on Thursday, May 5 for it to count, so I’d urge you to get them in as soon as possible so you don’t forget, or they get lost, because if you’ve applied for a postal vote you won’t be able to cast your vote at a polling station on election day.”

Postal votes can also be delivered by hand to the town hall or a local polling station.