People who are not yet registered to vote are being urged to sign up if they want to vote in May’s elections.
All seats at Bicester Town Council and four Bicester seats on Cherwell District Council are up for election on Thursday, May 2.
In order to vote, residents must be registered on the electoral register, which it the complete list of those allowed to vote at election time. The closing date to register is midnight on Friday, April 12.
Chief Officer Samantha Shippen said: “It is vitally important that you are on the electoral register if you want to vote in May’s local elections.
“The deadline is midnight on April 12, and I would urge people to ensure they have registered in plenty of time.”
People can register via https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Anyone interested in standing as a candidate must submit nomination papers, in person, at Cherwell District Council’s office, in Bodicote, Banbury, between Wednesday, March 27, to Wednesday, April 3, week days only, between 10am and 4pm.
The final date for people to hand in a nomination form is April 3, at 4pm.
This year Bicester Town Council’s boundaries have changed. The former five wards have been split into four wards, now known as Bicester East, Bicester South, Bicester North and Bicester West and there are a total of 15 seats.