Cheshire East residents will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire. With just a handful of days to go before polling day on 6 May, Cheshire East Council is urging voters to get ready to cast their votes.
There will likewise be a small number of local council by-elections and neighbourhood planning referenda that will also take place on the 6th of May 2021. Individuals are being asked to finish and return their postal voting forms as quickly as time permits. The cutoff time for finished applications for a proxy vote is 5 pm on 27 April.
Polling stations will be safe places to vote on 6th May 2021. People voting in person are encouraged to keep themselves and others safe by:
- Wearing a face covering;
- Bringing their own pen or pencil;
- Cleaning their hands when entering the polling station; and
- Keeping a safe distance.
Cheshire East Council’s chief executive Lorraine O’Donnell, who is the Returning Officer for elections in the borough, said:
Voters should not attend the polling station if they have symptoms of Covid-19, or if they have been asked to self-isolate and if you develop symptoms, or have been asked to self-isolate shortly before polling day, you have up to 5 pm on polling day to apply for an emergency proxy vote.
For further information on how to apply for an emergency proxy, voters should contact the electoral registration team at Cheshire East Council on 0300 123 5016.
For further information on elections in their area, voters can visit the Electoral Commission website. This page will continue to be updated ahead of the polls.