RESIDENTS in Basingstoke and Deane will again be heading to polling stations across the borough in May.

On Thursday, 2 May, residents living in 20 wards will be entitled to vote to elect a councillor to serve until May 2020, when all the borough’s seats will be up for election.

There are also 23 parish and town councils up for election.

Those not already registered or who have moved since the annual canvass in 2018 must submit an application to be registered by no later than Friday, 12 April to be able to vote on May 2.

People wanting to have their say at the elections must be on the Electoral Register.

Those people wishing to vote by post or cancel their existing postal vote must apply by 5pm on Monday, 15 April.

Proxy vote applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 24 April.

Electoral registration officer at the borough council Melbourne Barrett said: “Last summer as part of the annual canvass, we wrote to households asking people to check their details were correct on the borough’s electoral register.

“Over 96 per cent of people responded however if you didn’t confirm your details, you have moved house or you have recently turned 18, you will need to register in order to vote.”

The wards where elections will be held are as follows:

Basing, Baughurst and Tadley North, Bramley and Sherfield, Brighton Hill North, Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne, Chineham, Eastrop, Grove, Hatch Warren and Beggarwood, Kempshott, Kingsclere, Norden, Oakley and North Waltham, Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon, Pamber and Silchester, South Ham, Tadley Central, Tadley South, Upton Grey and The Candovers and Winklebury.

Find out how to register, check whether you are registered, or update your details at or call 01256 844844.