Keep Your Postal Vote Safe
Bedford Borough Council is urging postal voters to use their
vote at the forthcoming general elections.
Postal votes have been issued to voters across
the Bedford and North East Bedfordshire Constituencies.
Voters are entitled to cast their vote in secret and not be unduly
influenced by anyone else. By law no one can take another persons
vote to use for themselves.
Keith Simmons, Head of Registration and
Records at the council advised: “We don’t want anyone to lose their
vote so we are asking to keep their postal vote safe, record their
vote and send it back promptly. Remember that this is your vote –
so keep it to yourself. If anyone tries to help you against your
will, or force you to give them your postal vote, you should
contact the police.”
To help postal voters the following advice has
- Do complete your ballot paper in secret, on your own
- Don’t let anyone else vote for you
- Don’t let anyone else see your vote
- Don’t give your ballot paper to anyone else
- Put the ballot paper in the envelope and seal it up
- Sign your declaration of identity in front of a witness
- Make sure you get the witness to sign and complete their
details on your declaration of identity
- And remember to return you’re your vote promptly
Postal votes will be counted alongside votes
cast at polling stations across both constituencies, after the
election on the 6th May.
For further information on the election visit
or call 01234 221604.