Thursday, May 2, 2019, is local election day – if your name is on the register of electors you can vote for the people who will represent you on Boston Borough Council and on your local parish council.

If you want to make sure your name has been included in the current Electoral Register ask at reception in Municipal Buildings in West Street, Boston, or call the Elections Helpline on 01205 314220 / 314221 and the staff will be pleased to help you.  You can also e-mail

If your name is not shown on the register, you can apply to have it added under the rolling registration system. The last day for receipt of applications to be eligible to vote in these elections is Friday, April 12, 2019.  If you are moving house before April 12 contact the elections office on the above number, to ensure that you keep your vote. 

If you have moved house since October 2018, you could still be shown on the register at your previous address if you have not re-registered.  To check please contact the elections office to make sure you can vote for the ward/parish in which you now live. 

If you are unable to vote in person on May 2, or would prefer to vote by post, contact the elections office on the above number, or email, for a postal or proxy voting application form. A postal vote is where a ballot paper is sent by post for you to complete and post back, and anyone can apply for this service.  A proxy vote enables you to nominate a person to vote on your behalf, but there are only certain circumstances that allow a proxy vote to be issued. Contact the elections office for full details and an application form. The last date for receipt of postal vote applications is Monday, April 15, 2019, at 5pm and the last date for proxy applications is Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 5pm.

For help and advice on registration, the rolling register, voting by post or proxy and forthcoming elections contact the helpline on 01205 314220 / 314221 or e-mail

Remember, you can only vote if your name is on the register.  Don’t give up your democratic right to choose who represents you at the elections on May 2, 2019.