Voters urged to have their say early

By on 03/05/2011 in Elections, News

As the local election on May 5 draws ever closer, Birmingham City Council has urged citizens to cast their vote as early as possible on the big day.

Those voting will be given two ballot papers - one for the city council elections and another for a referendum on the voting system used to elect MPs to the House of Commons.

Polling stations are open from 7am and will close promptly at 10pm.

Robert Connelly, Head of Electoral Services for Birmingham City Council, said: “It is in the public's best interest to arrive at points throughout the 15-hour day to ensure they are able to vote and avoid last minute queuing at the polling stations.

“Ideally we would advise that people come along at the earliest opportunity in their schedule so they can have their say on who represents them.”

In total 40 – one third of the seats on the council – will be up for election this year.

For further information on the local elections, including lists of candidates and polling stations visit our dedicated media pack page here

For more information contact Kris Kowalewski on 0121 303 3621

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