A by-election on Thursday 25 April has been called following the death of Councillor Ann Metcalfe who passed away last month.
Electors have until 5pm on Wednesday 10 April to register at their address in order to vote in the election or request a postal vote.
The deadline for proxy applications is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April.
Postal votes will be despatched from the town hall on Friday 12 April and if electors haven’t received their postal pack by Friday 19 April, they can request a replacement. Postal packs must be returned by 10pm on election day and can be returned to Rochdale Town Hall or any polling station within the ward.
The polling stations will be Caldershaw Primary School, Norden Old Library, St Paul’s Parish Hall and Jericho Methodist Church.
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In the UK there are three different ways you can vote:
You can find out how to vote on The Electoral Commission web site: www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter
If you are planning to vote at a polling station you will need to show photographic ID.
Accepted ID includes a passport, driver’s licence, blue badge and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass. You can use expired ID if you’re still recognisable from the photo.
If you don't have an accepted form of photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate.
A full list of accepted ID and information on how to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is available here: www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voter-id/accepted-forms-photo-id
You will not need ID to vote by post.
You can search for your postcode on the Rochdale Council web site to find out which ward you live in and who your local councillors are:
Electoral Registration Office:
Governance and Committee Services
Number One Riverside
If you have any questions, call 0300 303 0345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org