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Voters’ Safety Paramount as Local Government Elections to go Ahead in Nuneaton and Bedworth

Published on Thursday, 18th February 2021

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Voters' safety is top priority

Borough Council elections are going ahead on May 6 with voters' safety top priority

Borough Council  elections are going ahead in Nuneaton and Bedworth on Thursday, May 6, 2021 and voters’ safety is of major importance.

Voting this year will be very different to previous elections because of the Covid-19 pandemic with stringent regulations in place at all polling stations in the borough.

Polling stations will be safe places to vote on 6 May.

Polling Stations will be setup to ensure maximum ventilation and voters will be asked  to wear a mask and bring their own pencils to help combat coronavirus.

Plastic screens will be in place along with hand sanitiser to make the polls Covid-safe for voters and election staff.

People who are shielding will be encouraged to vote by post and rules on proxy voting, where people designate someone else to vote on their behalf, will also be changed.

This will allow people who need to self-isolate to request an emergency proxy vote up until 5pm on polling day.

Warwickshire County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections will also go ahead on Thursday, May 6.

Voting will take place over all 17 of Nuneaton and Bedworth’s wards, with details of candidates released soon.

Simone Hines, Returning Officer for Nuneaton and Bedworth said: “Council staff are working hard getting ready for the election on 6 May.

 “Our polling stations will be safe places to vote, but if residents prefer to vote by post or by proxy, they should apply early.’’

To apply for a postal vote go to:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-postal-vote

For further details about voting eligibility and how to vote, go to: https://www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk