Monday, 21 April 2014

I've got my nomination form signed

When I checked my local council website a few weeks ago, it wasn't showing any local elections, so I thought they'd missed a year, but our Polling Cards arrived last week, giving me just enough time to get the forms filled in before next Thursday's deadline.

The only tricky bit, psychologically, is going round your neighbours and persuading ten of them (or nine actually, because you can sign for yourself) to sign the nomination form. Two of the people who usually sign for me are away, which is a bit annoying.

It took me exactly one hour. I knocked on about thirty doors, most of them were out, two or three people refused to sign (fair enough) but nine people signed quite happily, most of them even had their own Polling Cards handy so that they can enter their number on the form, and that was the end of that.

Next step, bodge a big yellow poster and stick it in the front window.

PS, the good thing about local elections is that you don't have to pay a deposit.

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