Register to vote video transcript
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[Title caption] Kent County Council elections Thursday 6 May
County councils like Kent provide a range of services that make a difference to people's everyday lives.
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This is why voting in local elections is so important.
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These duties include providing adult social care services and helping older people to live more independently.
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They also include responsibilities to support adults with a range of learning disabilities and mental health conditions.
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County councils provide social care for vulnerable children, seeking to ensure that they're confident and ambitious to make choices about work, education and training.
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The county council also provides strategic leadership and oversight on education.
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The county council has an important role in supporting local transport and infrastructure, alongside responsibilities for things like public health, country parks and trading standards, as well as the library service.
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County councils have strategic responsibilities for waste management which includes recycling and disposing of household waste.
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The council is responsible for over 5,400 miles of road and 4,300 miles of public rights of way.
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To have your say on these services and how the council is run, make sure you're registered to vote by 19 April.