Warwickshire County Council has taken steps to make sure
that the 18 year olds on the electoral roll turn out to
vote at the county council elections on Thursday (May 2).
With the names and addresses available of all who have
registered since the last local government elections in
2012, the county council has designed a postcard and is
mailing it out to all the young first-time voters.
This will go to approximately 2,300 homes reminding the
young people that the county council elections are taking
place and that they should go to one of the hundreds of
polling stations in their district or borough to register
Jim Graham, Chief Executive of Warwickshire County Council
and County Returning Officer, said: “The county council
performs so many duties that are relevant to young people.
Not only education and youth services where the link is
obvious but, as they become old enough to drive and are in
the job market, they are affected directly by the council’s
input into transport and economic regeneration.
“We do not want the results of the election not to reflect
the input of such an important sector of Warwickshire’s
For any further information on local county council
elections, visit www.aboutmyvote.gov.uk. A full list of
candidates in Warwickshire is available at