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A month to go until the elections

Unitary, town and parish, and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections take place on 6 May

Published 6 April 2021
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It's now just one month until the polls open on a number of elections and referendums in the county, but there's still time for people to register to vote - and to register to vote via post - if they haven't already done so.

Local elections are due to take place on 6 May for the 98 Wiltshire Council unitary divisions, as well as town and parishes. The Police and Crime Commissioner election also takes place on the same day, as do a number of neighbourhood plan referendums.

Registered voters will have started to receive their poll cards for the elections, which states their local polling station. People are being asked to carefully check the polling station details, as it may be different to previous years.

The deadline for registering to vote is 19 April. Postal or postal proxy applications must be received by the Returning Officer by the deadline date of 5pm on 20 April. The county's Returning Officer wants as many people as possible to vote by post if they can.

People should visit the  Government postal vote page for more information and to get a form. If anyone needs help printing out the application form they should call Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0112 and they can arrange for a form to be posted out.

Terence Herbert, Wiltshire Council's Chief Executive and Wiltshire's Returning Officer, said:

With just a month to go I'm really pleased with how our planning is going so far, but we still have lots of work ahead of us.

My team is working around the clock to ensure we provide safe and democratic elections for everyone involved. Please ensure you are registered to vote, and if you can, please vote by post as it's the safest and most convenient way for you to have your say.

For all the local information on the elections, people should visit our 2021 elections page.

To register to vote people should visit our register to vote webpage.

 

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Published 6 April 2021