Record numbers have registered for elections

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THIS year’s election is already set to be a record-breaker in East Hampshire with the highest number of people ever registered to vote in the district.

As many as 140,000 votes could be cast on May 7 as the district prepares for a historic day at the ballot box – more than ever before.

With 225 candidates standing across three different levels of government, it is a chance to have a big say on how public services are run.

Already 11,296 voters have asked for postal vote packs, another high, and it is hoped that the turn-out will also reach record levels.

Tom Horwood, returning officer for East Hampshire, said: ‘This is already a record-breaking election for East Hampshire.

‘But the most important factor now is for people to turn out to vote and have their say on how their area is to governed.

‘Lots of areas will have elections for their local town or parish council, as well as choosing their district councillors and their MP.

‘So every single vote will make a difference to the future of their neighbourhood.

‘If you love where you live, come out and vote in May.’

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