Posted: Wed 6th May 2015

General Election 2015 – Election Day

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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On 7 May, the UK will go the polls in the general election.

The election takes place this Thursday, between 07:00 and 22:00 BST.

If you are in a queue at 22:00 BST, you will be guaranteed the opportunity to vote, this hasn’t been the case historically.

In Deeside there are six parliamentary candidates you can vote for;

Plaid Cymru Jacqueline Ann Hurst
Green Alasdair Ibbotson
Liberal Democrat Tudor Jones
Conservative Laura Knightly
UKIP Blair Smillie
Labour Mark Richard Tami

If you are on the electoral register, you should have received a polling card through the post which has your name, polling number and the address of your polling station printed on it.

However, you do not need a polling card to vote as long as you are registered.

 Location of Polling Stations in Alyn and Deeside.

 

 

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If you are a citizen of Britain, The Commonwealth, Cyprus, Malta or the Republic of Ireland, you
will automatically be able to vote in these elections if you are registered. Please contact the
Electoral Registration Office if you are not sure if you are. All eligible electors will be issued with a
Poll Card from the Returning Officer and these will be sent by Royal Mail shortly after publication
of the notice of election.
If you haven’t received a poll card contact the Electoral Registration Office to check if you are on
the Register of Electors.
Your registration form must be received at County Hall, Mold by 5pm on Monday 20 April. Any
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If the address is within Flintshire you may vote at the polling station covering your old address or
apply for a postal or proxy vote.
If the address is outside the County you might wish to apply for a postal or proxy vote at your old
address if within Great Britain. You should contact the Electoral Registration Office covering your
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You do not need a poll card in order to vote – it will save time if you take it to the polling station,
you can vote without it provided your name appears on the register. To check that you are
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OK no problem, write “No longer at this address, Return to Sender” and pop it in a post box. There
is no need for a stamp, the Returning Officer will pickup the carriage charge. However if they have
vacated and you now live at this address, we need to update the register. To check that you are
registered contact the Electoral Registration Office[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][container][text_output]From the BBC: 

Election 2015: What CAN’T you do in a polling station?

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