With just a few days left until Rushcliffe voters go to the polls, we’re urging residents to get ready to vote. Both Police and Crime Commissioner and County Council elections will take place on the day.
Polling stations will be safe places to vote, but if you’re voting in person, please keep yourself and others safe by:
- Wearing a face covering
- Bringing your own pen or pencil
- Cleaning your hands when entering and leaving the polling station
- Keeping a safe distance.
Please don’t attend the polling station if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to self-isolate.
Anyone who develops symptoms or is asked to self-isolate shortly before polling day has up to 5pm on Thursday 6th May to apply for an emergency proxy vote. This will let you nominate someone you trust to vote on your behalf.
Kath Marriott, our Deputy Returning Officer said: “Your poll card will tell you where to find your polling station.
“Make sure you check the information on your polling card, as your polling station might have changed since the last elections.
“You do not need your poll card to vote, however, we encourage you to bring it with you to make the process quicker and more efficient.
“Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6th May. Voters who have opted to vote by post must return their postal ballot pack by 10pm and can hand it in at their polling station if they don’t have time to return it by post.”
To find out how to apply for an emergency proxy vote, please contact the electoral registration team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0115 981 9911.
For further information on elections in your area, you can visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voter. This page will continue to be updated ahead of the polls.