On Thursday 6th May, Eddie’s will have the opportunity to help shape all levels of local government in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire. With elections for Metro Mayor for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Police & Crime Commissioner, and all County & City Councillors, students will have the chance to elect representatives who decide on everything from supporting the reopening of local businesses after COVID-19, to Cambridge’s strategy for tackling climate change, to how local health and transport services are funded. Additionally, if you are registered to vote outside of Cambridge at another address, you are eligible to vote in both elections if they are in separate local authorities.
We encourage students to get out to vote either through post or local polling stations, the information can be found on your polling card if you registered to vote before 19th April. For most of you living on college site the nearest polling station is ‘Castle Street Methodist Church’, if you are not sure, you can find it on this link using your postcode (https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/find-your-polling-station). For procedures on voting, this can be found on the council website (https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/vote-in-person).
If you have not heard anything from the council but have registered, find a discrepancy/issue with your polling card (i.e. incorrect name spelling), or have general queries, please do contact Cambridge Council on 01223 457048.