Vote safely: postal vote deadline: 5pm 20th April. Polling Day: 6th May

Published on: Tuesday, 23rd February 2021

Erewash voters will go to the polls on Thursday 6 May to vote in the elections for Derbyshire County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire.

The government has confirmed that the elections will go ahead with safety measures in place.

The easiest and safest way for people to cast their vote is to have a postal vote, with new applications needing to be made by the deadline of 5pm on Tuesday 20 April – and the clear message is that your vote matters so apply now!

Erewash Borough Council recently sent letters to all households to confirm that the information it has on the Register of Electors is correct. The letter also contained a postal vote application form.

But anyone who still wants to apply should email electreg @ erewash.gov.uk or call 0115 907 1190. 

Polling Stations will be open as usual and will be safe places to vote.  Voters will need to wear face masks and must take their own pen or pencil and can expect many other safety measures to be in place – including hand sanitisers and floor markings.  There will also be parish council elections in some areas.

Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, said: “Elections remain a vital part of our democratic process and it is important that everyone has their right to vote.  The last year has been so challenging, but it is right that we go ahead with these May elections and that they take place in the safest way possible.

“However you choose to cast your vote, you can do it safely – but please do make sure you have your say and vote.”

Only people registered will be sent a poll card to allow them to vote, you can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote by Monday 19 April. 

Postal and proxy applications must be made via email electreg @ erewash.gov.uk or call 0115 907 1190.  If you are already a postal voter then you do not need to reapply

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