Voters urged to check polling station locations
VOTERS are being urged to check the location of their local polling station so they don’t miss the chance to have their say in the General Election.
Cheshire East Council’s elections team has secured all but nine of its usual 282 polling station locations where votes can be cast on June 8.
These include two in Macclesfield, but replacements have been found for all.
For polling districts 4JG1 and 4JG2 the new polling station will be St George’s Church on Fountain Close instead of Lower Park School.
For districts 4BC1 and 4BE1 the new polling station is St. John’s Church on Wilwick Lane instead of Weston Community Centre.
All voters are urged to check on their polling cards, which identify which polling station they should visit.
Kath O’Dwyer, acting returning officer, said: “To secure all but nine of our 282 polling station locations is quite an amazing achievement at such short notice.
“Indeed, we’ve already received a number of messages from councillors and local people congratulating us for being so swift and effective at securing venues for election day.
“It is worth bearing in mind that there are always a small number unavailable due to refurbishment, repair works or ‘event clashes’ at the venues we use, which in the past have included schools, church halls, community centres and even local pubs. I would just ask that voters check the location of their local polling sta- tion before election day.”
On polling day, Thursday June 8, polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm. Information about voting at this election is available at: www. yourvotematters. co.uk
Voters will get three chances to grill candidates battling it out for Macclesfield seat.
The first is arranged by Churches Together at Poynton Baptist Church in Poynton on Wednesday, May 24 from 7.30-9pm. The second is organised by Hope in North East Cheshire, affiliated to Churches Together, at the United Reformed Church on Park Green, Macclesfield, on Thursday, May 25, from 7pm-9pm. The third is at Bollington Civic Hall on Thurs June 1 from 7.30pm.
Candidates include: David Rutley (Conservative), Neil Puttick (Labour), Richard Flowers (Lib Dem), James Booth (Greens) and Mark Johnson (independent).