[Voiceover 1]: There are elections happening in May. Depending on where you live these are to elect
· Councillors to your local council
· A Mayor for your local area
· Or if you live in Wales or Scotland, to elect politicians to your government.
[Voiceover 2]: Mayors, Politicans and councillors work for local people to improve services and make sure that your local area has a voice.
[Voiceover 3]: Councillors work for the local council and control things like schools, sites, housing and leisure centres.The voting will take place on Thursday the 6th May.
[Voiceover 1]: To be able to vote you have to register first. The deadline for registering is the 19th April.
[Voiceover 3]:There are a few ways to register to vote. These are by filling out a form online, filling out a paper form or by ringing your local authority who will provide more information.
[Voiceover 1]:The form will ask you if you want to apply for a postal vote. This means if you don’t want to go out to vote, you can have your voting card sent to you through the post.
[Voiceover 2]: A few days before the election you will receive your postal ballot — all you need to do is follow the instructions, fill out the ballot paper and stick the envelope in the post.
[Voiceover 1]:If you vote in person, on the 6th of May you will need to go to your local polling station and cast your vote, put a cross next to who you want to vote for and post your paper into a box. Staff are on hand at polling stations if you need any help.
[Voiceover 3]: For further information visit www.travellermovement.org.uk/campaigns/operation-traveller-vote