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The Isle of Wight Council is reminding residents of important deadlines ahead of the local elections on 2 May 2013.
In order to vote at both the Isle of Wight Council and town and parish council elections, residents must be on the list of registered electors by Wednesday 17 April.
People who have recently moved house or don’t think they are on the register should contact the Isle of Wight Council as soon as possible.
The last date to apply for a postal vote or to amend a proxy vote for these elections is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. Forms are available online or by calling the council.
The last date to apply for a new proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.
Standing as candidates
For those people wishing to stand as a candidate, completed nomination papers and consent to nomination in full forms must be received by the returning officer at the Isle of Wight Council by noon on 5 April 2013.
A range of information – including forms – for both electors and candidates about the 2 May elections can be found at the council’s website
To speak to someone about registrations, postal or proxy votes please telephone the Isle of Wight Council on (01983) 821000.