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Don’t forget to register to vote – the deadline is getting close

Published on Tuesday, 13th April 2021

The final date for registering is midnight, Monday, 19th April.

On Thursday, 6 May 2021 Nuneaton and Bedworth residents go to the polls and the deadline for registering to vote is fast approaching.

The final date for registering is midnight, Monday, 19th April, with voters able to cast their ballot for the Borough Council, Warwickshire County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

But to able to vote in any election in the United Kingdom, you must be registered to vote.

If you are not already registered it takes five minutes to register and you can do this online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

If you're unable to register online, you can call the Borough Council on 02476 376 376 and register over the phone.

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.

Simone Hines, Returning Officer for Nuneaton and Bedworth said:

“Its really important that Nuneaton and Bedworth Residents use their vote on 6th May – in a polling station, by post or by proxy. There’s still time to apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote, so please don’t delay.''

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.

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.