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Local Government elections in May in Nuneaton and Bedworth - your vote counts

Published on Thursday, 25th March 2021

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Vote in Nuneaton and Bedworth local government elections.

On Thursday 6 May, residents in Nuneaton and Bedworth will go to the polls to vote in borough councillors, county councillors and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 19 April. It is quick and easy to register to vote online, visit the Government's website at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Voters have a range of options for casting their ballot: in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

Once you are registered to vote, the deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 20 April, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on 27 April.

You can find out more about local elections in Nuneaton and Bedworth by going to: https://www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/info/20059/elections_and_voting/473/elections_-_6_may_2021Warwickshire  where you will find links to your elections webpages, plus answers to frequently asked questions.

Your vote matters – and by voting, you are choosing who represents your area on the local issues that affect you.

For those who choose to vote in person on 6 May, measures are being put in place to ensure that polling stations are Covid-secure and safe.

Voters are encouraged to keep themselves and others safe by:

- Wearing a face covering

- Bringing their own pen or pencil

- Cleaning their hands when entering and leaving the polling station

- Keeping a safe distance

- Voters should not attend the polling station if they have symptoms of Covid-19, or if they have been asked to self-isolate.

There will be provisions in place to apply for an emergency proxy vote if required due to health circumstances.