If all goes to plan, there will indeed be elections in the New Forest area next May 6th.
I checked with the Chief Executive at New Forest District Council today and he confirmed that plans for the whole process are already well in hand.
It promises to be a huge task because it isn't a case of simply having elections for seats on Hampshire County Council. There will also be an election for a Police and Crime Commissioner, as well as likely by-elections for District & Parish seats.
What does this mean for you as a voter? It's best to register now, as a postal voter. Some people are already saying that all these elections should be done by postal vote. I rather doubt that will happen, but to be sure of your vote, it's best to register.
The Chief Executive has agreed to my request to start advertising for people to sign up postal voting. Get in early and get registered. The link you need is :
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