Postal voters urged to make their vote count

Postal voters in the Tuffley by-election are being urged to return their postal votes in good time ahead of strike action by Royal Mail staff.

A postal strike has been announced for Thursday, October 13, the day of the election.

The by-election is taking place following the passing of long serving member for Tuffley, Colin Organ, who also served as mayor and was the driving force behind the Gloucester Goes Retro festival.

Postal voters are urged to post their votes by Monday, October 10 at the latest to ensure they have the best chance of reaching the council in time.

Anyone who misses this date this is encouraged to contact the Gloucester City Council elections team on 01452 396203.

Postal votes can also be taken to a polling station on the day of the by-election. Polling stations will be open from 7am-10pm.

Residents can check where their nearest one is on or by calling the team.

Voters are reminded that the deadline to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf is 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday, October 5).