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Get On Electoral Register To Be Allowed To Vote

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7:48am 18th April 2014

If you live in Weymouth and Portland, Purbeck or West Dorset and are planning to vote in this May's elections, then make sure you're on the electoral register.

Voters will go to the polls on the 22nd of May to choose councillors and a member for the European Parliament.

The deadline to register is the 6th May.

If you need to apply for a postal vote, your application needs to be in by May 7th.

It is also possible to vote by proxy, where somebody will vote on your behalf.

Anyone who wishes to vote by proxy and has not done so before must be registered by 5pm on Wednesday 14 May.

In Weymouth and Portland, Borough councillors are elected in thirds and elections take place three out of every four years. Radipole, Westham West, Weymouth East will not be having elections this year.

The count for the borough council will take place from 10am on Friday 23 May. The European elections count will take place on Sunday 25 May.

Cllr Mike Goodman, Brief Holder for Corporate Affairs and Continuous Improvement at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, said: "You can help shape your local council by voting in this year's election.

"If you wish to vote it is crucial you are registered by the closing date."

Cllr Robert Gould, Leader of West Dorset District Council, said: "Residents across West Dorset have the opportunity to vote at this year's European Parliamentary elections.

"Those wishing to take part and vote need to ensure they are on the electoral roll before the 6 May deadline."

For further details about how to register, or to register to vote by post or proxy contact Electoral Services at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, by email at elections@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk telephone 01305 838299

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