No excuse for not voting in today's European elections

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: No excuse for not voting in tomorrow's European elections No excuse for not voting in tomorrow's European elections

ELECTORS in the Cotswolds are being urged to use their vote in the election for the European Parliament on Thursday, May 22.

Voters will be deciding on the party they wish to represent South West England at the European Parliament. Members of the European Parliament are elected using a proportional representation system which allocates seats according to each party’s share of the vote.

The 111 polling stations in Cotswold district will be open from 7am to 10pm. The Council has issued approximately 12,500 postal votes this year and more than 50 per cent per cent have already been returned.

Cotswold District Council Electoral Services Officer Sarah Dalby said: "We are hoping for a good turnout in the District on Thursday. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard on issues relating to our role in Europe, so please use your vote.

“At the polling station, electors should remember that they must only vote for one party on the ballot paper. Voters do not need to take their poll card in order to vote, but if they do it will speed up the process."

Think you've got a reason not to vote? Think again...

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

“Those who have not returned postal votes can deliver them by hand to any polling station in the District by close of polling on Thursday," continued Sarah.

The votes will be counted on Sunday May 25 and the results will be amalgamated with other returns from across the South West and will appear on this link.

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3:41pm Wed 21 May 14

mr fleas says...

With regards to the last "no excuse", isn't it usually the case with local elections that the electorate get as many votes as there are seats? Is the six seats but only one vote really fairer? Then how come three Tories were returned, and just two out of 10 other parties, last time? Why not have a maximum limit of two from any party seeing as it's the party and not the MEP we vote for, and give a lot more voters a fairer representation? Two MEPs from any one party is party representation enough, surely. A party might get 12% support, enough to warrant some representation but they won't get it.
With regards to the last "no excuse", isn't it usually the case with local elections that the electorate get as many votes as there are seats? Is the six seats but only one vote really fairer? Then how come three Tories were returned, and just two out of 10 other parties, last time? Why not have a maximum limit of two from any party seeing as it's the party and not the MEP we vote for, and give a lot more voters a fairer representation? Two MEPs from any one party is party representation enough, surely. A party might get 12% support, enough to warrant some representation but they won't get it. mr fleas
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6:06am Thu 22 May 14

Col Mustard says...

Simple way to get rid of the Conservatives is to vote UKIP, it also has the added benefit of irradicating the lying Libdems and hapless labour....

More important it starts the process of getting our Democracy which has been stolen by successive Governments.......


http://m.youtube.com
/watch?v=DV3nOAg87R8
Simple way to get rid of the Conservatives is to vote UKIP, it also has the added benefit of irradicating the lying Libdems and hapless labour.... More important it starts the process of getting our Democracy which has been stolen by successive Governments....... http://m.youtube.com /watch?v=DV3nOAg87R8 Col Mustard
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