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Royal Mail strikes - residents advised to arrange their postal votes in time for upcoming local Salisbury elections

The Returning Officer for Wiltshire is advising Salisbury residents to send their postal votes back for the upcoming unitary and city council elections as soon as possible, due to planned Royal Mail strike action in October and November.

Published 18 October 2022
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The Returning Officer for Wiltshire is advising Salisbury residents to send their postal votes back for the upcoming unitary and city council elections as soon as possible, due to planned Royal Mail strike action in October and November.

On Thursday 3 November there is a Wiltshire Council unitary election for the Salisbury St Paul's Division and a Salisbury City Council by-election for the Salisbury St Paul's Ward.

There are confirmed Royal Mail strikes on 20 and 25 October and other potential strike action in November.

To avoid missing out due to the disruption, those who wish to vote in the elections by post are strongly advised to send any postal votes back as soon as possible, or hand deliver them to the polling stations on polling day, Thursday 3 November, between 7am and 10pm. Postal packs have now been sent out by Wiltshire Council. The polling stations are:

  • Bemerton Methodist Church Hall, Roman Road, Salisbury, SP2 9BH
  • Dennis Marsh House (The Scout Hut), Westminster Road, Salisbury, SP2 7DG
  • Elim Church, Church Lounge, Elim Centre, Dews Road, Salisbury, SP2 7SN

Terence Herbert, Returning Officer for Wiltshire, said: It's vital that we have a strong, functioning democratic process and we want to ensure residents have their vote counted in the upcoming Salisbury local elections.

Therefore, I strongly advise anyone who is planning to vote to get their postal votes back in plenty of time to avoid any issues. Polls will close at 10pm on the day of the elections so people can also hand deliver their postal votes at the designated polling stations on that day and they will be counted.

We hope this doesn't cause too much inconvenience for residents.

More information about the Salisbury local elections can be found at Upcoming | Elections | Wiltshire Council (opens new window)

Any updates on Royal Mail strike action can be found at Royal Mail strike updates (opens new window)

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