Chichester residents to head to the polls tomorrow

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It’s election day tomorrow (Thursday, May 5) and people across the district are being urged to make sure they have their say on how things are run in their area.

Residents will be able to vote in the Chichester District Council elections, parish elections, the UK referendum on the voting system to the UK parliament.

People are also being advised to find out information about the two choices of voting systems in the national referendum before casting their vote.

As a result of a national ruling, polling staff are not allowed to give out any details.

Chichester District Council’s chief executive John Marsland said: “We don’t want residents turning up on election day and getting confused over the two choices for the referendum.

“Our staff have been told that any voters who require an explanation about how the system works must be referred to a national telephone number, a website, or an information booklet – though this information booklet will not be on display in the polling stations,” said Mr Marsland.

The district’s 86 polling stations will be open until 10pm tomorrow evening.

“We want to encourage all voters to look at all the information available – the booklet, website and TV advert, before visiting the polling station on Thursday, 5 May between 7am and 10pm,” said Mr Marsland.

The count will take place at Westgate Leisure Centre on Friday.