Trowbridge Library to be closed on Thursday 19 August for PCC election

Wiltshire Council is closing Trowbridge Library for a day on Thursday 19 August as the library space and the exhibition area will be turned into four polling stations for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election.

Published 22 July 2021
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Wiltshire Council is closing Trowbridge Library for a day on Thursday 19 August as the library space and the exhibition area will be turned into four polling stations for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election.

All other services at County Hall will be open as usual, so people can still visit the reception desk and the Registrations service, and no other libraries in the county will be affected on that day.

Terence Herbert, Police Area Returning Officer and Wiltshire Council Chief Executive, said: "We've had to close Trowbridge Library on Thursday 19 August as we're opening four different polling stations at County Hall on that day for the PCC election.

"The County Hall reception will remain open, as will all other services, so people can still visit us to access the help they need, although any visitors on that day will see some changes when they visit. For anyone attending to vote, the four polling station areas will be cordoned off and will have a marshal to direct voters to the correct polling station.

"I'd like to apologise to all library users in Trowbridge for any inconvenience caused by this temporary closure, and hope they'll visit the library during its usual opening hours for the rest of the week. No other library services in the county are affected on this day."

Registered voters will receive their poll cards for the PCC election in plenty of time for 19 August, and this will state their local polling station. People are being asked to carefully check the polling station details, as it may be different to the election held in May.

If people want to vote they have to ensure they are on the electoral register by midnight on 3 August. Those who are already on the register do not need to re-register. Those who wish to vote by post who haven't done so before need to get their applications in by 5pm on 4 August. Voting by post is more convenient for the voter and also saves Wiltshire Council money. Alternatively, people can nominate someone to vote on a person's behalf and applications for this must be received by 11 August at 5pm.

People should visit the Government postal vote page for more information on postal voting and to get a form.

For all the local information on the PCC election, people should visit .

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Published 22 July 2021