When is the 2015 General Election? And ways to vote in the election

PUBLISHED: 17:51 11 April 2015 | UPDATED: 17:51 11 April 2015

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The 2015 General Election and local elections will be held on Thursday, May 7.

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The deadline for registering to vote in Hertsmere, which includes Potters Bar, is Monday, April 20.

Potters Bar residents eligible can cast their vote in one of three ways.

* Voting in person at a polling station:

If you want to vote in person and are registered, a poll card has been sent to you over the past few days.

If you have not received a poll card contact Hertsmere Borough Council.

The card tells you where you should vote – you can only vote at your allocated polling station.

It is helpful if you take your poll card with you on the day but you don’t have to.

The deadline to apply to vote in this way is Monday, April 20.

* Voting by post:

If you are registered for a postal vote you will be sent your ballot paper before the election and you will need to post it back to Hertsmere Borough Council.

To vote by post you need to apply and forms have to be completed and returned by 5pm on Tuesday, April 21.

* Voting by proxy:

Proxy voting means another person can vote on your behalf.

To have a proxy vote, forms have to be completed and returned to Hertsmere Borough Council by 5pm on April 28.

You can have someone vote on your behalf if:

• you will be away on holiday;

• you have to work away from home;

• you are ill or in hospital.

For more information, and to apply online, visit Hertsmere’s website.

If you are unsure if you are registered to vote, or want a hard copy of any of the application forms, call 020 8207 7481 or email elections@hertsmere.gov.uk

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