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We are following advice from the Electoral Commission and the Director of Public Health at ECC to ensure polling stations are as safe as possible.
We are putting covid-safe measures in place, which you will already be familiar with when shopping. These measures include:
We will also introduce some extra measures, such as:
Our staff will be regularly cleaning the polling station but we will also provide wipes for you to wipe down the polling booth surfaces yourself, if you prefer.
To vote in these elections, you must be:
If you voted in the last election and have not moved or changed your details since, you do not need to register again.
If you are not currently registered to vote, you need to register on the GOV.UK website by midnight on Monday 19 April 2020.
You should receive your poll card for these elections in the week starting 22 April. If you do not receive a card by then, you need to call us on 01256 606449 to check whether you are registered to vote.
You will not need to take your poll card with you on polling day to vote.
We suggest you check your polling station before election day, as it may have changed since the last election.
You can do so by either:
If you have registered for a postal vote for these elections, we will start sending these out from Friday 16 April.
The deadline to apply for postal vote is Tuesday 20 April 2021.
If you do not receive your postal vote by Thursday 29 April, we can issue you a new postal voting pack but we must receive a signed request.
You can appoint someone else to cast your vote on your behalf for these elections. This is called a proxy vote.
The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is Tuesday 27 April 2021. However, if you fall ill or are called away for work after this date, you may be able to apply for an emergency proxy.
You can find out more about all these topics, including how to apply or contact us about an issue, on our postal and proxy voting page.
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