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Making your vote count

February 15, 2019 8:54 PM
By Salli Martlew

Do you want your vote to count for something? Of course you do! Local, general and even

referenda need you to have your say - that makes the outsome democratic- well fairly, but we'll

come on to that.

Voting - that means you - because

  • The result affects you! Potholes, waste collection, street lighting all involve our councillors.
  • Elected councillors are the voice of our community, so if you don't vote your views may never be known,
  • Whether you are walking, cycling, taking the bus or driving, local politics is involved in where ever you go, how you travel and where you can stop and take a breather!

So make sure you are registered to vote, especially if you have moved house since you last voted or just became old enough to vote.

Postal vote - would that make life easier for you?

Either way it is easy for you to sign on and get a postal vote. Log on to;-

www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections/register-to-vote You just need your date of birth and your National Insurance number (if you have one). Do it by 12th.


Vote: All the details are on this website. Find the form online, print it, sign it and send it in to WMDC i Wakefield. Do it by 15th. April. Easy peasy.

You don't want to miss out. We don't want you to miss out.

*Ah yes - how democratic is your vote? Good question. You can tell me or you can wait for me to tell you next time.

Salli Martlew

"Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote"

George Jean Nathan, author 1882- 1958