East Ferry: An East Ferry resident opens up her home as a polling station

Andrew Pettit
Andrew Pettit

An East Ferry resident will once again be opening up her home to be used as a polling station for this year’s election.

Andrea Pettit has volunteered for her conservatory to be used as a polling station, which will be one of 104 polling stations available across West Lindsey for May’s UK parliamentary, district, town and parish elections.

Andrea said: “We’ve opened up our conservatory for about five years, since the local pub closed.”

“We haven’t got a village hall in East Ferry so when the chance came up to host a polling station we took it on.”

“I am chair of the parish council and my husband Mark is the clerk so it seemed natural to help out.”

“It’s a great opportunity for the community to get together with more than 50 people casting their votes here at the last general election.”

“I try to remind people when it’s time to vote. We put something on Facebook and put our signs out in the street to make sure people know where we are.”

Other polling stations in the district include village halls and pubs but to be eligible you must be officially registered.

The quickest and easiest way to register is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or by contacting West Lindsey District Council elections office by the deadline of Monday 20th April.

Registered people can also apply for a postal by requesting an application form from the elections office or downloading one from the council’s website at www.west-lindsey.gov.uk.

Completed forms need to be returned by Tuesday 21st April.