On Thursday May 3rd local elections will be held to decide 16 seats on the District Council and 5 seats on Fulbrook Parish Council (as well as another 16 parishes/towns in the district). Guidance notes for candidates, together with nomination papers will be available from around the middle of March. Copies can be obtained from West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) Elections Office or, for Fulbrook Parish Council, from the parish clerk. The final date and time for receipt of completed nomination forms in the elections office at Woodgreen, Witney will be 4 pm on Friday April 6th 2018. These have to be delivered by hand.
Everyone who wishes to vote has to be on the Electoral Register. Applications to register have to be made either online at www.gov.uk/registertovote or received in the Elections Office by no later than Tuesday 17th April 2018 if they are to be effective for the elections held on Thursday May 3rd. If you are already registered you do not need to apply again; and people who are registered should receive their “official poll card” at the very end of March.
For any further information regarding the local elections please look at the elections page on the WODC website www.westoxon.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections-voting/future-elections/ or look at the website for the electoral commission, www.electoralcommission.org.uk which contains loads of information.
I write this in the week that we marked that it is 100 years since some women won the right to vote; Remember that your vote matters.