The referendum is on the voting system used to elect MPs to Parliament and the question being put to voters is: “At present, the UK uses the ’first past the post’ system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the ’alternative vote’ system be used instead?”
17 out of 18 district wards are being contested on the day along with two parish councils.
People who are not yet registered to vote need to do so by Thursday April 14 by contacting the Council’s electoral services team on 0116 272 7560. Applications for postal votes must also be received by the same date.
Residents who want to appoint a proxy (someone to vote on their behalf) must apply by Thursday April 21.
Application forms for postal and proxy votes can be downloaded at www.blaby.gov.uk/local-elections-2011.