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Residents of the Maidstone borough are being encouraged to vote on Thursday 5 May at the local elections for Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) and being reminded that every vote counts and their voice matters.

A third of Maidstone’s 55 seats are up for election, and Polling stations across the borough will open for people to cast their votes between 7am and 10pm on polling day, and the count will take place on Friday 6 May with results being made available later that day.

Alison Broom, Electoral Returning Officer at MBC, said:

“Your vote matters so I would encourage those who can, to vote on Thursday 5 May. This is your chance to have a say in who is elected to represent your area and make decisions on how MBC provides services to you.”

There were more than 21,000 postal votes sent out for this election, so postal voters are encouraged to return their postal votes as soon as possible to ensure they are received in time.  Those voting in person should check their poll card for the location of their polling station or visit the Maidstone Borough Council website and click on Council and Democracy > Voting & Elections > Find your polling station.

Ward Councillors are being elected in the following local election seats in and around Maidstone: Allington, Bearsted, Boxley, Bridge, Coxheath and Hunton, East, Fant, Harrietsham and Lenham, Headcorn, Heath, High Street, Marden and Yalding, North, Park Wood, Shepway North, Shepway South, South, Staplehurst. There will also be a by-election held for Bearsted parish council.

To find out more about MBC local elections go to:https://maidstone.gov.uk/home/primary-services/council-and-democracy/primary-areas/voting-And-elections/tier-3-primary-areas/upcoming-elections


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