It’s your vote

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THE people of Hartlepool are being reminded to use their vote in two important elections tomorrow.

The mayoral referendum will ask voters whether they want to keep the current system of an elected mayor and cabinet or opt for a system of committees made up of elected councillors.

If the majority are in favour of the mayoral system the council will continue to have an elected mayor and cabinet system and there will be an election for the position of mayor in May 2013.

If the majority vote for the committee system, then the mayor and cabinet would be replaced by the committee system from May.

Today we ask: Will you be voting in the mayoral referendum?