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Voting in the elections

On 3 May 2011 at 12:27pm Confused wrote:
I've recently moved to Lewes and am confused about voting on Thursday.
Can someone explain to me (as I'm obviously a bit stupid and never realised it) what happens in terms of voting (I'm in Priory Ward by the way).
Are we voting for Town councillors and District councillors and a County councillor? Is it just the case that the top three District councillors are elected? How many Town concillors get elected in the ward and is it on the same basis (i.e. top three/four/five).
I can't find anything that actually tells me how my vote counts in this ward, which I find quite surprising...
Also, there seem to be numerous candidates from the same parties - how do I decide which one to vote for?
I suspect that I'm missing a crucial piece of information, but it was a lot simpler in my old stomping ground (which is surprising considering I was in a city...)
On 3 May 2011 at 12:53pm steve watts wrote:
You are voting for 3 district councillors and 6 Town councillors and on the referendum on AV, not County council.
On 3 May 2011 at 1:16pm Mr Forks wrote:
Do we actually really need all these Councillors. Surely cutting them down would save money?
On 3 May 2011 at 1:39pm Teachers Pet wrote:
No Mr Forks we don't need them and neither do we need unelected Parish Councillors.
They spend our money like water on hair brained schemes like adding bits to Village Halls, as in Ringmer, and increasing Council Taxes.
Their only thought is for their need to be recognised as important and to further their own personal ambitions to be noticed. Sad isn't it?!
On 3 May 2011 at 1:51pm Confused wrote:
That's what confused me, Mr Forks. It seems like a helluva lot of councillors for a small town...
In my old city I just voted for one Town councillor for my ward - there were more wards but it was a big city. 6 Town councillors for one ward seems hugely excessive.
(Thanks for your explanation Steve Watts - glad you cleared it up for me - can you now explain whether it's just the top 6 that make the cut, and what to do about the fact that there are multiple candidates for one party, but I only get one vote?)
On 3 May 2011 at 1:58pm Pedant wrote:
Not "hair brained" but harebrained. To the back of the class Pet!
On 3 May 2011 at 2:21pm steve watts wrote:
You actually get six votes for Town and three for district, so you can if you wish vote for all six candidates from one party in the Town and three from one party in the District. i must admit it seems unlikely that any one party would have the best six/three candidates but you never know !.
On 3 May 2011 at 3:23pm Paul Newman wrote:
I must admit despite being a bit of a sad political anorak I find the local scene a bit confusing . The bearded Lib Dem , from central casting was telling me that as there was only one Conservative I might want to support the Lib Dems with my other votes.Shudder ...
I really must run next time , being so popular an`all ...
On 3 May 2011 at 10:50pm MC wrote:
Ha ha. You should probably work out the correct relationship between full stops and spaces before wrrting any election pamphlets.
On 4 May 2011 at 8:17am RELATIONSHIP PIRATE wrote:
That sort of hum-dingery is not legal in this country!
On 4 May 2011 at 8:34am 'ere be monsters wrote:
@Teacher's Pet "Their only thought is for their need to be recognised as important and to further their own personal ambitions to be noticed."
Surely true of all politicians.
On 4 May 2011 at 8:48am Vesbod wrote:
Whatever you do, at least vote for RUTH !
On 4 May 2011 at 12:41pm George Doors wrote:
So would a central casting Tory be a twit in a pin-stripe?
On 4 May 2011 at 7:37pm Teachers Pet wrote:
Yes 'ere be monsters, but these are Parish hicks not aligned to any party.........ha,ha!
On 5 May 2011 at 8:47pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
I've just voted and there were only two votes allowed for district ? Or do I need new glasses.....
On 5 May 2011 at 9:05pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Where will the count happen and when/ how can we see the results....??
On 6 May 2011 at 1:44pm SoreFingers wrote:
On the LDC website it says about 4pm today (Friday). One of the last in the Country? Is there competition for that as well as one for being the first to declare?

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