Make your mark this Thursday

2 May 2017

South Cambridgeshire voters are reminded that polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm this Thursday (4 May) for them to cast their vote in up to three local elections – including a new polling station for the recently created parish of South Trumpington.

Registered voters across the district will take part in the historic election for the first Mayor for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority as well as vote for their Cambridgeshire County Council councillor/s.

Residents in Bourn, Cambourne, Caxton, Croxton and Eltisley will also vote for a new Bourn Ward district councillor in a local by-election.

Voters living in the new parish of South Trumpington will vote at Trumpington Meadows Primary School. Cambridge City Council residents will vote at a separate polling station. Voters are urged to check their poll card or use our online polling station finder to make sure they head to the correct station on the day.

Childerley and Fen Ditton East residents are also reminded that their polling stations have changed for this election - to Knapwell and Teversham respectively - due to the redrawing of Cambridgeshire County Council division boundaries. Affected residents have been sent a letter and poll cards showing which station to go to.

Voters are also advised that:

  • you don’t need your polling card with you to be able to vote
  • if you haven’t returned your postal vote yet, completed and sealed voting packs can be dropped off at your polling station
  • you can only cast your vote at the polling station your home address is registered under – your station is listed on your polling card or you can use our polling station finder
  • if voters have a disability, polling station staff can offer a range of help from large print ballot papers to refer to, to helping voters mark their ballot paper.

Alex Colyer, interim chief executive and elections returning officer at South Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “Our teams will run 121 polling stations across the district this Thursday, and will be ready and willing to help voters from 7am to 10pm. Don’t lose your voice, make sure you turn out to vote.”