Deadline looms for voters to register for postal vote in Newark & Sherwood

Householders living in Newark & Sherwood only have a few weeks left before the deadline for postal voting ends.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 6:54 pm

The closing deadline is 5pm on April 20 and Newark & Sherwood District Council says residents must complete and return an application form before ballot papers can be sent out.

Voters have other options for casting their ballot – in person or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

For a proxy vote, the deadline is 5pm on April 27.

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The deadline looms for voters who to register for a postal vote in Newark & Sherwood. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
The deadline looms for voters who to register for a postal vote in Newark & Sherwood. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

Anyone who would like to vote in person can go to the polls on Thursday May 6 to have their say on who represents them at the Nottinghamshire County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Polling stations will have Covid-secure measures in place this year.

Voters must wear a face covering, take along their own pen or pencil as well as sanitise their hands on entry and exit. They must also observe social distancing guidelines.

Council chiefs say they should not attend a polling station if they have Covid-19 symptoms or if they have been asked to self-isolate.

There will be provision to apply for an emergency proxy vote if required due to health circumstances.

The deadline to register to vote for the May 6 elections is midnight on Monday, April 19.

Newark and Sherwood residents can visit the Elections 2021 page at www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/MayElections2021 to find out more or contact the electoral services team at the council via [email protected].

For more information on elections go to www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voter.