Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 28 March 2022
NUNEATON and Bedworth Borough Council (NBBC) have revealed that their borough elections are to be held this May.
It was announced by a Council spokesperson today that the elections will be held on Thursday, 5 May.
In these elections, residents can vote for one councillor to represent their local neighbourhood area’s ‘ward’ on the Borough Council.
Councillors will be given a say in important things in the community, such as recycling and waste, planning, local green spaces, and Council-run facilities, i.e. housing and sport centres.
Borough residents have been reminded that the Council have an impact on many services that they see and use on a daily basis – and that choices made by the Council will have ‘visible’ impacts on their community.
Voting in elections ensures that people have been taking part in choosing who makes decisions.
Nearly 100,000 poll cards have already started to be distributed – but those who have not yet recieved one might not be classed as registered voters.
To be a registered voter, simply visit the ‘Register to vote’ section on the Government website before Thursday, 14 April, linked here.
There will be 76 polling stations in total across the borough and 315 people working on the election.
A full list of the candidates who are standing for election will be posted on the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council website on Wednesday, 6 April.
The count will be held inside of North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College’s Nuneaton campus, based on Hinckley Road.
There are several ways to vote – such as in person at a polling station, by post, or by proxy.
Key dates and deadlines:
- Register to vote – the last day to register to vote in May 2022 is 14 April
- The deadline to register for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 19 April
- The deadline to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf is 5pm on 26 April