A BY-ELECTION takes place in the Petersfield ward of Cambridge next Thursday, 13 September, following the resignation of former councillor Ann Sinnott in July.
Everyone in Petersfield who is registered and eligible to vote will now have received a poll card – although people do not need their poll card to vote, they simply need to give their name and address to the poll clerk.
Two polling stations, at St. Matthew’s Church Hall, St. Matthew’s Street and the Salvation Army Hall, Tenison Road will be open from 7 am to 10 pm.
The poll card shows which polling station people should use, or they can phone 01223 457048. Both stations are accessible to people with a mobility or visual disability.
Antoinette Jackson, Returning Officer, said: “A by-election is no less important than the larger scale May elections, as you are choosing who represents you on Cambridge City Council and makes decisions about the city that you live in.
“If you have never voted or need help to vote, our polling staff are there to help you, so don’t be afraid to ask for assistance.”
The result of the by-election is expected in the early hours of Friday 14 September.