Monmouthshire County Council has published its statement of persons nominated for the forthcoming elections to the county council as well as the town and community councils within its boundaries.  The county’s residents go to the polls on Thursday, 4th May.

All 42 county council wards will be contested by 138 candidates while there will be 23 contested elections in town and community council wards.  Insufficient nominations to trigger an election were received from candidates for a number of town and community councils so those who submitted papers are automatically elected.

To vote in the elections applications to be included on the electoral roll must be received no later than Thursday, 13th April.

Registering is quick and simple.  Just visit: www.gov.uk./registertovote and complete the online registration process.  Alternatively, apply for the appropriate forms or check your name is on the register by contacting Monmouthshire County Council’s Election Office on 01633 644212 or email elections@monmouthshire.gov.uk.  Residents who have received a poll card for these elections at their address are already registered and eligible to vote.

Residents can still vote even if they are away by applying for a postal vote by 5pm on Tuesday, 18th April or by a proxy application form, when someone else votes on their behalf (not postal or emergency proxies) by 5pm on Tuesday 25th April.

For further details on nominations and registration visit: http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/elections-voting-and-registration