Here in this district, we elect: one MP, for Parliament; three Moorlands councillors for the SMDC Council at Leek; and seven ‘civil’ councillors to sit on Draycott in the Moors Parish Council (formally known as a ‘parish council’ although it is a proper local government bod, and nothing to do with the church).
Our polling station on the day for election ballots is Draycott Church Hall – though if you cannot get to the polling station on the day you may use proxy votes or postal votes (so long as you remember to sort it out in advance!).
If you think you will not get to the polling station itself on the day, here is a quick guide to proxy, postal and other voting.
Each elector has:
one vote to select an MP…;
three votes to select district councillors…;
seven votes to select ‘parish’ councillors.
However, you do NOT have to use all your allowed votes if you do not want to. (If, say, you like only two of the candidates in a council election, you are permitted to vote just for those two only – you do not have to use all of your allowed votes).
If an elector accidentally makes more crosses on the ballot paper than they are allowed, they should ask the teller for a fresh ballot, otherwise their ballot will be disqualified.