Use your vote safely North Lincolnshire

The elections will take place on Thursday, May 6, alongside the election for the Humberside Police Crime and Commissioner.

The election was originally meant to take place in May 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.

Voters will go to the polls to elect councillors for North Lincolnshire Council seats to fill vacancies created by Covid, MP elections and tragic deaths.

Two vacant seats are available in Broughton & Appleby, one in Ashby and one in Bottesford.

All efforts will be taken to make polling stations Covid-safe.

New measures have been put in place so residents can vote safely on 6 May. All polling stations will have hand sanitiser available, extra signage will be in place to help with social distancing and people are being asked to bring their own pen or pencil and wear a mask while in the polling stations.

Steve Pintus, Northern Lincolnshire’s Director of Public Health, said “We have worked hard to ensure people can exercise their democratic rights safely on May 6th.

“All polling stations have been assessed as Covid-19 secure, but we do need the support of local people to make voting as safe as possible.

“People are being asked to bring their own pen or pencil, use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the polling station, wear a face covering, keep a safe distance and follow any one-way systems. Numbers entering polling stations will be restricted.

“Crucially if people have symptoms or have been told to self-isolate they should not attend a polling station in person. People can apply for an emergency proxy vote where someone else can vote on their behalf. Contact the electoral registration team on 01724 296245 to arrange this.

“Please remember that even if you have been vaccinated you still need to follow the guidelines to stop the spread.

“These measures may add to the time it takes to vote and we ask for people to be patient”.

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