Postal votes to be sent out across Great Yarmouth tomorrow

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Postal votes will be sent out to thousands of people across the borough tomorrow (Thursday).

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is posting the forms to more than 11,000 people ahead of polling day on May 7.

At the borough council 13 seats are being fought for and there will be contested parish elections in Caister (south ward), Repps and Rollesby.

As of April 1, there were 55,795 electors registered for the local election and 68,524 registered for the parliamentary election.

A total of 54 candidates have been nominated to stand in the local election, and six for the parliamentary seat.

The borough council will be setting up 46 polling stations across the borough with two new stations added this year.

For Caister North there will be a station at Holy Trinity Church, in Norwich Road, and for Gorleston there will be one at the Cliff Hotel, at Cliff Hill. A complete list of stations is available at www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/council-democracy/elections/polling-stations/

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Completed postal votes need to be received by the elections team, at the Town Hall, by 10pm on May 7 – or they can be handed in directly at the correct polling station before the polls close at 10pm.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote has passed. However, electors who are unable to attend a polling station on the day can still apply for a proxy vote, whereby they appoint someone they trust to vote in person at a polling station on their behalf.

New applications to vote by proxy must be received by the elections team, at the Town Hall, no later than 5pm on Tuesday, April 28.