Who will get your vote? Oldham local elections 2018

WHAT are you voting for and who will get your vote when Oldham goes to the polls in the local elections on Thursday, May 3?

In the elections, voters are casting their choice of who they want to elect as councillors to represent them on Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. 

There are 20 wards in the Oldham borough and each is represented by three borough councillors, with one up for election each year. 

So, next month, one seat will be contested in each ward across the borough, including three wards in Saddleworth: Saddleworth North, Saddleworth South, and Saddleworth West and Lees.

There will also be an extra seat contested in Chadderton Central following the passing of Cllr Sue Dearden.

On May 3, residents will vote based on where they live. If you are registered and entitled to vote you will receive a poll card telling you where to vote.

You have one vote for your preferred candidate, and the candidate in your ward with the most votes will win. 

The counts for all elections will take place from 10pm onwards on May 3 in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Civic Centre. 

For more information on the different ways of voting, contact Oldham Council’s election office by calling: 0161 770 4718 or email: elections@oldham.gov.uk

The Notices of Election, Statements of Persons Nominated and further information can be found on the Oldham Council website: www.oldham.gov.uk/elections


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