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‘X’ marks the spot! Make sure you know how to have your say on 2 May

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VOTERS are being advised on how to prepare for the local elections on 2 May.

Across Tameside there are 19 Council seats up for election, one in each ward, as well as nine seats up for election in three parishes.

Details of all polling stations are available at

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 2 May. The count will take place at Dukinfield Town Hall, commencing at 10pm.

Steven Pleasant, Electoral Registration Officer for Tameside Council, said: “Putting a cross in a box might seem simple, but there are plenty of things voters need to consider in order to be ready for May’s local election.

“Your poll card will tell you the location of your polling station, and you will find more information on how to take part at  Voters can also get in touch with the team here at Tameside Council with any further queries.

“If you are registered, you do not need your poll card to vote, however, we would encourage you to bring it with you to make the process quicker and more efficient.”

Melanie Davidson, Head of Support and Improvement at the Electoral Commission, said: “Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 2 May.  Voters who have opted to vote by post must return their postal ballot pack by 10pm and can hand it in at their polling station if they don’t have time to return it by post.”

There is more information on or you can call Tameside Council Electoral Services team on 0161 342 3036.


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