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New boundaries in place for the first time at County Council election

Wednesday 29 March

 

Ashfield residents should check their poll cards ahead of the forthcoming County Council elections because boundary changes may affect where they go to cast their vote.

The new boundaries will come into force for the first time when voters go to the polls on Thursday 4th May.

The changes follow an electoral review of Nottinghamshire by the Local Government Boundary Commission between October 2014 and June 2016.

As a result of the change, the total number of county councillors will reduce from 67 to 66 with nearly all of the divisions changing in name, size or both.

There are 10 electoral divisions in Ashfield, which will return 10 councillors.

Robert Mitchell, Deputy Returning Officer for the election in Ashfield said: “It’s more important than ever that people check their poll card. With the new boundary arrangements coming into force for the first time, many people will see changes to the name of their electoral division, the area it covers and possibly the polling station they must visit to cast their vote.”

A polling station finder tool is available online here

The formal countdown to the election commenced on 27 March 2017 when the official Notice of Election was published.

For further information on the election, visit the Ashfield Elections Webpage

Details on registering to vote and voting are available on the Your Vote Matters website.