Residents in Rushcliffe will go to the polls on Thursday 6th May 2021 to have their say on who represents them at the Police and Crime Commissioner and County Council elections. While the elections are still some time away, we’re already making plans to help you stay safe when casting your vote.
There are a number of ways to have your say in the elections – you can vote in a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, which is known as a proxy vote.
Kath Marriott, Returning Officer for Rushcliffe Borough Council, said: “The elections are very important as they’re an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Rushcliffe.
“We’re thinking about these elections now so that, however you choose to cast your vote in May, you can do so safely.
“We’re putting arrangements in place to help you stay safe at the polling station; you can expect many of the measures you’ve become used to in shops and banks over recent months, such as hand sanitiser, social distancing signs and face masks. But you also have the option to apply to vote by post or by proxy.”
Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission said: “The choice on how to vote at this May’s elections is yours – you can have your say in person, by post or by proxy.
“If you’re thinking about voting by post, you can apply now. This will make sure your application is processed early, and your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly. It’s easy to apply and you can find out how by visiting the Electoral Commission website.
“You need to be registered to vote in order to have a say at the elections – the easiest way to register is online.”
Residents can visit the Elections 2021 page on the website to find out more about the elections on 6 May 2021. The page will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
If you have any questions, you can also contact your local elections team at Rushcliffe Borough Council by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.