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Measures in place to keep people safe while they vote in Police and Crime Commissioner Election

People are encouraged to wear face masks and bring their own pens for the election on 19 August

Published 5 August 2021
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Although COVID-19 restrictions have eased nationally, Wiltshire Council will still have measures in place to keep voters safe as they head to the polls on 19 August.

The Police and Crime Commissioner election takes place on 19 August and the council will have a range of measures in its 334 polling stations.

People will be encouraged to wear face masks while inside the polling station, to socially distance from one another, and hand sanitiser will be available. And just like the elections in May, people are asked to bring along their own pen to cast their vote, although a small supply will be available for people to use should they forget.

Terence Herbert, Police Area Returning Officer, said: With thousands of people congregating at polling stations throughout the county, and local COVID rates still high, we think it's perfectly sensible to have some measures in place to keep voters and our staff safe.

There might be people a little anxious about getting out and voting or perhaps who aren't double vaccinated yet, so we ask that people respect the measures we have in place and play their part to keep everyone as safe as possible.

More information about the election can be found at Police and Crime Commissioner election.

More information about the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon can be found at www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk.

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Published 5 August 2021