Published on 30th March 2015
A by-election for Battledown ward will take place on Thursday 7 May.
Two polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm at Holy Apostles Primary School, Battledown Approach and Holy Apostles Church Hall, London Road. People living in Battledown who are eligible to vote are being encouraged to go along to vote.
Nominations close at 4pm on Thursday 9 April. Monday 20 April is the deadline to register to vote. Residents can register to vote online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Residents can also check whether they’re registered to vote by calling 01242 264132.
Tuesday 21 April, 5pm, is the latest time for receipt of new postal and postal proxy applications or changes (including cancellation) to existing postal, postal proxy or proxy appointments.
Any new proxy vote applications need to be received by 5pm on Tuesday 28 April.
Andrew North, returning officer for Cheltenham Borough Council, said: ‘’It’s important that people in the Battledown ward ensure their names are on the register so that they can exercise their right to vote on 7 May for both the general election and the by-election.’’
For more information, contact the elections office either by telephone: 01242 264132, fax: 01242 264120 or email: [email protected]
For press enquiries contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 775050 or email: [email protected]
The seat was previously held by Councillor Andrew Wall, who has stood down.