Watford residents urged to vote in upcoming elections in May

On Thursday 6 May residents in Watford will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at the borough, county and Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Published: Monday, 26th April 2021

On Thursday 6 May residents in Watford will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at the borough, county and Police and Crime Commissioner elections. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

Voters have a range of options for casting their ballot – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is Tuesday 27 April at 5pm.

For those who choose to vote in person, polling stations will be safe places to vote on Thursday 6 May. Voters are encouraged to keep themselves and others safe by:

  • Wearing a face covering
  • Bringing their own pen or pencil
  • Cleaning their hands when entering and leaving the polling station
  • Keeping a safe distance
  • Using any one way system in place
  • Taking their polling card home as it has their personal details on it

Voters should not attend the polling station if they have symptoms of Covid-19, or if they have been asked to self-isolate. There will be provisions in place to apply for an emergency proxy vote if required due to health circumstances. 

Donna Nolan, Returning Officer at Watford Borough Council said: “It’s important to make sure your voice is heard at the elections in May. This is your chance to have your say and really make a difference, so I would encourage our residents to go out and vote. We are putting measures in place to help you cast your vote safely, but please do remember the government guidelines.”

Find out more about the elections at www.watford.gov.uk/elections.

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