Mid Devon Elections 6 May information on voting safely

Election Safety Paramount this May
15-03-2021 07:01 PM GMT
Elections in Mid Devon are taking place Thursday 6 May 2021 and there have already been months of planning to ensure the polls open safely.

Elections will be held across the district for the Police and Crime Commissioner, Devon County Council, district and parish by-elections and, for those in the catchment area, the Cullompton planning referendum.

In order to ensure residents can cast their vote safely the Council is adopting a number of Covid secure measures.

In the 89 polling stations throughout Mid Devon face coverings will be mandatory for voters and staff (unless medically exempt), any queues will adhere to social distancing, voters must bring their own pen or pencil and there will be screens and regular sanitisation at all voting booths.

Mid Devon District Council’s Returning Officer, Jill May, said:

“Despite the trying times we are in, the elections remain very important and really are your chance to influence who represents you and the decisions taken by your council. We have a team of staff dedicated to running a smooth election in the safest way possible and this work started some time ago. On the day of the elections voters will find measures in place similar to when you go shopping, but if you are not comfortable voting in person please apply now for a postal vote or a proxy vote, (allowing someone to vote on your behalf). The important thing is that everyone who is eligible to vote can do so in a way that is comfortable for them.”

The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

The deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

For more details visit our elections page.

You can also email elections@middevon.gov.uk