Don’t lose your voice

At the last by election in Desborough (November 2017) only one in 4 people voted (25%).

There may be many reasons for this and, almost certainly, many simply didn’t bother (didn’t think it mattered, wouldn’t make any difference, etc). This is entirely a matter of individual choice and people are quite entitled to their opinion.

There were many others who, for one reason or another, couldn’t vote (working away from home, not on the register, illness, at university, etc).

‘Don’t lose your voice’ is aimed at those who want to play a part in the democratic process but are not able to do so and we are trying to help that group to get on the register, vote by post or get a proxy vote which allows someone else to vote on their behalf.

Register to vote

There are estimates that as many as 8 million people in the UK are not registered to vote. In Desborough we have been surprised by the number of properties that appear to be occupied yet they are missing from the register. For information about registering to vote go to –

www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

(click below for printable PDF form)

Register_to_vote-_Living_in_England_or_Wales.pd

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS TUESDAY 17TH APRIL

Vote by post

In Desborough there are more than 1500 people who vote by post but many others miss out on their democratic right because they are not able to get to the Polling Station due to work commitments, holidays, bad weather or illness. For information about postal voting go to –

www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk/postal-voting

(click below for printable PDF form)

Blank PV Form

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 5.00PM WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL

Proxy Votes

Voting by proxy means getting someone to vote on your behalf. You can only apply for a proxy vote under certain circumstances, including: being away on polling day, having a medical issue or disability, not being able to vote in person because of work or military service. For information about voting by proxy go to –

www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk/voting-by-proxy

(click below for printable PDF form)

Application_to_vote_by_proxy_at_a_particular_election_or_referendum

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 5.00PM WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL

You can also get further information on all of the above by ringing Kettering Borough Council on  01536 410333


Contact Desborough Labour Party

E-Mail: joanne@www.ketteringlabourparty.org

Tel: 01536 506580


Promoted by : Phil Sawford C/o Kettering Constituency Labour Party, 12b Market Street, Kettering, Northants, NN16 0AH.On behalf of: The Labour Party Candidates for the Desborough Loatland Ward (Gareth Coe, Andy Coleman, Tim Healy, Joanne Watson) also The Labour Party Candidates for the Desborough St Giles Ward, (Paul Coles, Ben King, Phil Sawford, Jo Taylor, Richard Tod, Helen Wood) C/o Kettering Constituency Labour Party, 12b Market Street, Kettering, Northants, NN16 0AH.

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