Voting deadline looms for local council poll

This May you’ll have a chance to vote on who’s in charge of Selby District Council services. This includes recycling and waste collections, leisure services, planning applications for new homes and businesses, housing support, environmental health and benefits support.

In order to vote you’ll need to be registered on the electoral register. The deadline for doing this is coming up. You need to have your name and address registered by 12 April.

Each year the District Council contacts everyone on the list to check their details are still correct. But if you’ve recently moved or are new to the area, then you’ll need to register.

It’s really easy to do online – just search for ‘register to vote’ on the gov.uk website. There are also links from the District Council’s website: selby.gov.uk. If you’re unable to go online and need a paper registration form, then please contact the council. 

Returning officer for the election, and chief executive of Selby District Council, Janet Waggott, explained, “The District Council provides lots of different services to you every day of the year – and on 2 May you have a chance to choose how you want these services to be delivered.

“You need to be registered to vote in order to vote. Once you’re registered, you can then choose whether you want to vote in person, by post or – in some circumstances – you can arrange for someone else to vote on your behalf if you’re not able to do so.”

Polling stations will be open across the Selby district on Thursday 2 May between 7am and 10pm. This is also the day that the Tour de Yorkshire goes through the district and finishes in Selby town centre. There may be some minor disruption to roads in Womersley, Escrick, Cawood and Thorpe Willoughby, and Selby town centre will be extremely busy. Please bear this in mind if you’re voting in these areas.

Click here to register to vote