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Advice for clinically extremely vulnerable people on voting in the May elections

Last Modified March 23, 2021
On Thursday 6 May 2021, voters in Hertsmere will have their say on who represents them, at a time when Covid-19 continues to present risks to public health.

Hertsmere Borough Council’s elections team has written to residents identified as clinically extremely vulnerable advising them how to vote safely in May.

Polling stations will have safety measures in place, so anyone wanting to vote in person will be able to do so safely. Measures to keep voters in polling stations safe include:
• Requiring electors to wear a mask unless exempt 
• Providing separate pencils to each elector (although electors may bring their own if they choose)
• Encouraging social distancing 
• Providing hand sanitiser 

The letter also explains the alternative ways to vote, including postal and proxy votes, with a postal vote form and details of how to apply to vote by proxy included.

Sam Langford, Electoral Services Manager, said: “There is a month left to register to vote to be able to take part in these elections. We want to ensure that all our residents have the opportunity to vote safely in May, so are working hard to reach out to those who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable.

“These elections are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Hertsmere.

“Registering to vote is quick and easy. It takes just five minutes to register to online at www.gov.uk/registertovote. You have until 19 April to register.”

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 20 April, and the proxy vote deadline is 5pm on 27 April.

For information on elections in your area, how to register to vote, or how to apply to vote by post or proxy, visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voter.

You can also visit our May 2021 elections page.

If you have any questions please contact our elections team on 020 8207 7481.
Posted on Tuesday 23rd March 2021

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