Posted: 07.04.21 at 09:51 by Francesca Evans
Elections for Devon County Council and the Devon & Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioner will be held on May 2 2021.
Registered electors will be able to vote in person at a polling station, by postal vote or by proxy at the elections on Thursday, 6 May, although there will be some changes to protect voters from coronavirus.
Voters should where a mask to polling stations and should bring their own pen.
Due to social distancing and other safety measures there may be a change in your polling station.
The changes are to ensure everyone can use a polling station in a COVID-secure way.
Polling cards have been sent out showing your polling station address. If you are unsure where your polling station is, you can call the hotline 01395 571529.
Polling stations in Seaton are among those which have changed.
Those who usually vote at The Gateway who live on the roads alphabetically listed from Albion Close to Fore Street, will be asked to vote at the Marshlands Centre instead.
Those who usually vote at The Gateway who live on the roads alphabetically listed from Fortfield to York Road will be asked to vote at Seaton Methodist Church instead.
If you would prefer to vote by post rather than attend a polling station this year, the council can send you an application form. To arrange this, call 01395 571529 or email [email protected]
The council will need to receive completed application forms by 5pm on Tuesday, April 20 2021. Postal vote packs will be sent out around 23 April 2021.
If you are unable to cast your vote in person or by post, you can ask someone you trust to cast your vote for you. This is called a proxy vote and the person casting your vote is referred to as your proxy.
The person voting on your behalf can either go to your polling station to cast your vote, or can apply to vote for you by post. The person you nominate as proxy must be registered and eligible to vote in local elections.
To apply for a proxy vote, call 01395 571529 or email [email protected]
The deadline for registering to vote by proxy in the elections on May 6 is 5pm on Tuesday, April 27 2021. However, if your proxy will need to cast your vote by post, rather than at the polling station, please submit your application by Tuesday, April 13 2021.
Further information for all election matters can be found at www.eastdevon.gov.uk/elections
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