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Polling stations will be safe places to vote

9:00 am, Wednesday, 5th May 2021 - 3 years ago

Councillors and democracy

Polling stations across our area will be safe places for voters to cast their ballots in the coming election.

North East Lincolnshire Council and Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner elections will be held on Thursday 6 May.

This year however, polling stations will see a number of changes to ensure that they are safe for voters and reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

Polling staff will wear face masks and will have screens in place to separate them from voters.

Polling station touch points like door handles and polling booths will be regularly wiped down and sanitised.

Voters are being encouraged to bring along their own pen or pencil, though pencils will be available on the day for those that do not bring their own. These will also be wiped down regularly after each use.

Signage will be displayed in and around polling stations to outline the restrictions. Where space allows, some stations will have one-way systems in place, with separate entrances and exits. Anyone who has COVID-19 or is self-isolating on polling day should not attend a polling station. Instead, they can find out about alternative ways to vote at www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voter.

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