3 Good Reasons to Vote for Mike Rouse

  1. I will find a way to do something about the old doctor’s surgery on Tanhouse Lane. I have already had early discussions to understand the problems in more details and I am confident there is a solution to be had – but I need to become your local Councillor first.
  2. I will run coding clubs in the local community in partnership with local groups. This will allow adults and young people to learn how to become software developers and apply for good jobs in the IT industry. I will run these classes myself as an experienced software engineer who wants to share my expertise to help people.
  3. I will work hard to ensure Church Hill is clean, green and safe. That means I’ll tackle issues around trees, and I’ll work hard across the board to help move other issues forward, such as anti-social behaviour. I can’t claim to solve these problems on my own, but I can be a strong voice for the community.

I lived for 5 years in Donnington Close in Church Hill South. I got married and brought my two daughters home to Church Hill. I grew up in an estate like it. It feels like home, and I want to be a strong voice in the council chamber to make Church Hill the best it can be.

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More Details about Voting by Post

You can vote by post, which is when you send your vote to the council in the post so that it arrives by the close of polls (10pm) on Thursday 3rd May 2018. However, I strongly advise you to return your ballots as soon as possible.

If election day (Thursday 3rd May) is looming then bear in mind the time it takes for the Royal Mail to deliver your ballot. Do they have enough time? If not you might be best dropping your postal vote into a polling station on the day. You can do this, it’s fine. Just take it along to any polling station in Church Hill.

To be able to vote you must be registered. It takes around 3 minutes to do it online.
You can also register to vote by post online too (PDF).

Deadline to get your postal vote registration sorted (5pm on Wednesday 18 April 2018)

Postal voting: a step by step guide

Look out for the white envelope with purple edges that is usually sent out two weeks before polling day. Please take great care with the contents. If you lose or destroy them you will need to contact the council immediately.

Open the outer envelope. Inside the outer envelope there will be:

  • One Return Envelope marked ‘B’
  • A single document of instructions explaining how to complete your paperwork
  • Ballot Paper Envelope marked ‘A’, which contains your ballot paper(s), with a security statement attached to it

Take great care not to mix up your documents with anyone else’s in the house.

You can detach the instructions that explain how to complete your paperwork, but do not detach the security statement.

On the security statement, using black pen write your date of birth in the boxes and sign your signature in the boxed area. Take care to use your usual signature. If your signature or date of birth varies from the records you supplied to the council previously, your vote will be rejected. This is just an anti-fraud security measure to protect against abuse of the postal voting system.

In a private place, mark your ballot paper with a clear ‘X’ in the box next to my name – mine is the one with the Conservative Party logo next to it.

When completed, fold the ballot paper and slip it into the pocket of the Ballot Paper Envelope marked ‘A’. Remove the self seal strip from the envelope flap where shown and fold over to seal. Remember, do not detach the security statement.

Place the Ballot Paper Envelope marked ‘A’ and the attached security statement into the Return Envelope marked ‘B’.

Return without delay. The postage is pre-paid. Make sure you send it back so that it arrives by close of poll, which is 10pm on election day. If it arrives later than this your vote won’t be counted!