A variety of venues will become polling stations this week giving residents across Stafford Borough the chance to cast votes in local elections.
Local sports clubs, pubs, churches and even a caravan are convenient locations that will be used for people to vote on Thursday (4 May.)
A number of polls are going ahead with all 40 seats up for grabs on Stafford Borough Council - and elections for several parish councils. And new Government rules mean residents wanting to vote will need to show photo identification at polling stations for the first time.
Stafford Rangers and Brocton Football Clubs, Stone Tennis and Squash Club, The Polish Club in Stafford, and the Methodist Church in Barlaston, are just some of the venues to become polling stations for the day.
More than 100 polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm for residents eligible to vote.
Electoral Returning Officer, Tim Clegg, who is the Chief Executive of the borough council said: “We are very grateful for the assistance of local businesses, sports clubs and community groups who make their premises available for polling stations.
“Democracy is something you only miss when it is not there. Taking part in these elections gives you the opportunity to say who will be representing you and taking key decisions on how local services are provided across the borough.
“So, the support of all these venues is really important and means voters across the borough won’t have far to travel to make their voice heard on Thursday 4 May.”
More information at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/elections or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01785 619 424.
Press Release No 6021