Deadlines set for proxy and postal votes ahead of Lincoln elections

City of Lincoln Council has reminded residents away for elections in May and June this year to apply for a proxy or postal vote.

Elections for all 33 seats at the city council, plus the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner, will take place on Thursday, May 5.

The EU referendum will take place over a month later, on Thursday, June 23.

Following the announcement of the EU referendum to take place on Thursday, June 23, Lincoln residents who are going to be away are reminded they will need to apply for a proxy or postal vote.

Steve Swain, Principal Democratic Officer at the city council, said: “There is understandably a lot of talk about the EU referendum at the moment and we would encourage people to plan ahead to make sure they can cast their vote.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to remind residents there are two elections taking place on Thursday, May 5.

“All 33 seats at the city council are up for election, so residents will be able to vote for three candidates in their ward.

“In addition, voting for the new Police and Crime Commissioner will take place on the same day. Here residents will be asked to mark a first and second choice on their ballot paper.”

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on May 5.

Key dates for the election on May 5, 2016 are:

  • Deadline to register for a postal vote: April 20
  • Deadline to register for a proxy vote: April 27

Key dates for the election on June 23, 2016 are:

  • Deadline to register for a postal vote: June 7
  • Deadline to register for a proxy vote: June 15

Click here to apply to vote by post or proxy.

Check out how people in Lincolnshire who took part in The Lincolnite’s straw poll will be voting in the EU elections. 

Three candidates have so far stepped forward to be considered for the position of Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner. They are Marc Jones (Conservative), Victoria Ayling (UKIP) and Lucinda Preston (Labour).