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Elections team goes back to school
Scarborough Borough Council’s
elections team is currently visiting colleges in the area to enable
students to check if they are registered to vote ahead of borough
and parish elections and a possible referendum on the alternative
voting system in May.
The team has already visited Scarborough
Sixth Form College and Whitby Community College and checked details
for more than 150 students.
It is scheduled to attend Yorkshire Coast
College next Tuesday (25 January) from 11.30am to 1.30pm.
Once the college visits are over the
council team is planning to take the registration checking
initiative to the wider public by visiting Tesco in Filey on Friday
11 February and taking the Safer Communities trailer into the
pedestrian precinct in Scarborough on Thursday 24 February,
followed by a visit to the Co-operative Supermarket in Whitby on
Friday 25 February, at times to be confirmed.
Scarborough Borough Council Elections
Officer, Sue Bedford, said: “We have had a good response in the
colleges we have been into so far, with many young people
expressing an appetite for local democracy.
“For the young people turning 18, the 5 May
elections will be the first time they have been able to cast their
vote. It is important that young people and the wider public are
registered if they want to show support to their favoured
candidates during the elections and have their say in the
referendum on voting reform.”
The deadline for registering to vote for the 5 May 2011
elections will be Thursday 14 April.