Working at the Election May 2017.

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Are you registered to vote?
If you are then would you like the opportunity to earn some extra money?

If you have ever voted in an election you will have come across the staff that help throughout the whole day – have you ever considered working at a Polling Station as a Poll Clerk?

Poll Clerks help the Presiding Officer set up polling booths: check and mark each person as they vote; stamp and issue ballot papers to voters, making sure they bear the official mark; ensure that voters cast their votes in secret; answer any questions in a friendly and professional way; show people how to vote; and maintain the secrecy and security of the ballot.

It is a long day, usually from 6.30am until at least 10pm when the voting finishes but you could earn at least £100.  It is worth noting that after two or three years’ experience as a poll clerk you can then apply to be a Presiding Officer which means more money.

Don’t leave it until a week before the election to apply to your local Elections and Registration Office, the positions will probably already be filled.  Give them a call or send an email telling them you are interested.  A training session is offered before Election Day.

If you would like more information please contact Helen at Democratic Services, Warwickshire County Council.

helenbarnsley@warwickshire.gov.uk
01926 412323

Do you want to vote?

 

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Why Should I Vote?

By voting on May 4th 2017, you get to have a say about what goes on in Warwickshire, who makes decisions on your behalf and who will represent your views throughout the County.

Councillors are elected to represent local residents – and you can vote for the person who you think will represent you the best.

Every vote counts so if you don’t vote then the person you want will have less chance of getting elected.  Someone will be elected whether you vote or not.  By registering to vote you can give your voice to the process.

How do I vote?

You’ll receive a polling card which will tell you where to go on Election Day. Take the card along to your polling station any time between 7am -10pm to cast your vote.

BUT

If you don’t register, you can’t vote.

If you’re not yet registered to vote go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote  and fill in your details.

Make sure you do this before 5pm on Thursday 13th April 2017

 

If you don’t register then you won’t be able to vote 

 

What does a Councillor Do?

We recently asked if residents understood the role of a councillor; so we have put together some brief information about councillors.

In May 2017 you will have the opportunity to vote for new County Councillors who are responsible for services across the whole county, like:

– education
– transport
– planning
– fire and public safety
– social care
– libraries
– waste management
– trading standards

County Councillors have a very important role, playing a key role in how things are done in Warwickshire. The five main areas are listed below –

1) They represent their local community
2) They are involved in the decision making process
3) They develop and review Council policies
4) They scrutinise Council decisions
5) They take part in community leadership and engagement

If you would like more information please contact Democratic Services via our twitter account or email democraticservices@warwickshire.gov.uk

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Regulatory Committee – 8 November 2016

Warwickshire County Council’s Regulatory Committee will be meeting next Tuesday 8 November at Shire Hall.  If you would like to speak to the Committee Members at the meeting about any of the agenda items please contact Helen Barnsley by 4pm on Wednesday 2nd November.

Items on the agenda 

  • Long Lawford Primary School expansion
  • Clifford Chambers Footpath diversion
  • Packington Landfill Site, Meriden (variation of conditions)

The full agenda and reports can be found here

Helen Barnsley
Democratic Services Officer
01926 412323
helenbarnsley@warwickshire.gov.uk

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Regulatory Committee – 11 October 2016 – Warwickshire County Council.

Warwickshire County Council’s Regulatory Committee will be meeting on the 11th October 2016.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting which commences at 10.30 in Council Chambers, Shire Hall, Warwick.
Items include application for a car park to serve Bermuda Railway Station, a new science block Kineton High School and a change to planning conditions at Queen Elizabeth Academy (Atherstone)
The Agenda and Reports can be found Here

If you have any questions regarding the meeting please contact Helen Barnsley, Democratic Services Officer on 01926 412323

 

Warwickshire County Council – Resources and Fire & Rescue Overview and Scrutiny Committee

The Resources and Fire & Rescue Overview and Scrutiny Committee will be meeting 13 July at 2pm.

Agenda items include –
  • Update on the committee’s work programme for 2015/16
  • A report on the Operational Assessment and Fire Peer Challenge 2013
  • A report proposing a Single Public Property Register of Assets
  • 2 presentations to the Committee – one regarding recent transformations in the Fire Service and a second to provide Members with an update on the Project Management Hub.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting which commences at 14.00 in Committee Room 2, Shire Hall, Warwick.

If you have any questions regarding the meeting please contact Helen Barnsley, Democratic Services Officer on 01926 412323

Attached is a link to the papers for that meeting  13 July 2016

Warwickshire County Council – Regulatory Committee – 5 July 2016

Warwickshire County Council’s Regulatory Committee will be meeting 5 July 2016 at 10.30am.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting which commences at 10.30 in Council Chambers, Shire Hall, Warwick.

If you have any questions regarding the meeting please contact Helen Barnsley, Democratic Services Officer on 01926 412323

Attached is a link to the papers for that meeting – 5 July Regulatory Committee

 

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