Newnham Labour is encouraging residents to register to vote in the run-up to the local elections on 6 May, and highlighting the option of a postal vote.
Delayed elections last year and boundary changes for the City Council mean that this year sees a larger-than-usual set of local elections. Voters will be able to elect candidates for the City Council, County Council, and Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
We think it’s really important that as many people as possible participate in local elections, so you can have your say in the way our ward, city and county are run.
Newnham ward contains a large number of students. If you are a student, bear in mind that, even if you are living at home at the time of the elections, you count as resident in Cambridge and at your family home, and can vote in elections in both places, if you want to.
If you are an EU citizen, you are still eligible to vote in these elections, despite the UK having left the EU.
Of course, for safety reasons, this year’s elections will look a bit different, with special measures in place to ensure a safe voting environment. You can read more about the Government’s plans for the elections here.
In order to reduce the number of people at polling stations, we are encouraging as many people as possible to register for a postal vote. The last date to do this is Tuesday 20 April. For more information on voting by post or by proxy in Cambridge, see the City Council website.