So that you are aware of what you need to do and when, to take part in the local elections, here are the key pieces of information from Cotswold District Council:
Registering to vote
Anyone who wishes to vote must be registered on the electoral register. The deadline for those who are not registered to make an application is Monday 19 April. For more information and to register see: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
For anyone interested in voting by post this year they just need to make sure they apply before 20 April 2021. They can request a postal vote application form by visiting https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voting-person-post-or-proxy/voting-post
We would encourage people to sign up to do this as soon as possible.
If a resident is unable to make it to the polling station, then they can nominate someone to be their proxy and cast their vote for them. The proxy needs to be a registered voter and able to attend the voter’s own polling station. Applications for proxy voting need to be sent to the District Council by no later than 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.
More information around the local elections for 2021 can be found at our website https://cotswold.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections-and-voting/current-and-future-elections/
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Cotswold District Council