Register to vote
MY VOTING TIP
If asked to give you one tip when it comes to voting, my answer might surprise you!
I imagine that a lot of people would expect me to say "Vote for me" or for other Liberal Democrat candidates.
In fact, my one big tip about voting isn't at all about who to vote for, but ensuring that you get the chance to vote at all.
I have lost count of the number of times people have contacted me and told me that they cannot vote, or will have no chance to do so. There are scores reasons why people miss out… and it is often so preventable.
The tip is… to register as a postal voter.
If you do this, it won't matter if you are away on holiday, too busy working, forget that it is election day, fall ill or at home isolating from other because of another virus outbreak.
With postal voting, you get a voting ballot through the post, so it's hard to forget. All the evidence is that postal voters are far, far more likely to vote than people who plan to visit a polling station.
Maybe you aren't even registered to vote? Here is the link you need. Take a tip from me and register to vote as a postal voter.
Get on the electoral register so you can vote in elections and referendums.
SIGN UP FOR DAVID'S NEWSLETTER
Search the site
Latest Marchwood Stories
SITTING DUCKS We have all heard of the expression "sitting ducks", but I have often thought about ducks doing this. These Tufted ducks seem to be asleep, just floating around on the surface of Testwood Lake. If I was a duck, I would probably look for cover, somewhere I could hide from being targeted by…
IS THIS A RECORD? I spotted ten magpies, together in trees overlooking the Rumbridge Street car park this morning. I got this shot to prove it. I have not seen more than five or six together beforehand, let alone got a shot of it.
TO ASK OR NOT TO ASK…. THAT IS THE QUESTION….. It's interesting to see the different approaches taken by neighbouring local authorities when it comes to setting the council tax. In the New Forest, the ruling Conservatives don't make much effort at all to engage with residents before they set the budgets for the year…