The Local Council Elections will take place in Wigan Borough on Thursday May 3.
With one third of the council’s 75 members up for election, it’s a chance for many people in Wigan Borough to use their democratic right and choose who they want to represent them.
Whilst local polling stations will open as normal on the day, there are a number of different ways people can vote.
One option is a postal vote, and now the council is urging residents who have chosen to vote by post to make sure they return their ballot pack in good time.
The message from Wigan Council is – you don’t have to wait until Polling Day to get your ballot pack back.
Wigan Council’s Chief Executive, Donna Hall, says: “If you’re voting by post in the elections, don’t wait until the last minute to send off your ballot packs.
“Unfortunately, if you haven’t voted when the stations close, your vote will be lost. To ensure you don’t miss out, please send off your ballot pack in good time.”
The deadline for postal applications has now passed but you can still appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf if you are unable to get to the polling station. The deadline is 5pm 25 April.
- For more information visit the Elections pages at Wigan Council's websire or you can contact Wigan Council’s Elections Office on 01942 827168.