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MAY 6: Watford residents urged to vote in upcoming elections 

 Published on: 26th April 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents in Watford will soon go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at the borough, county and Police and Crime Commissioner elections. 

On May 6, polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. 

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

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is Tuesday April 27 at 5pm. 

Voters are encouraged to keep themselves and others safe by: 

  • Wearing a face covering 
  • Bringing their own pen or pencil
  • Cleaning their hands when entering and leaving the polling station
  • Keeping a safe distance
  • Using any one way system in place
  • Taking their polling card home as it has their personal details on it

Donna Nolan, returning officer at Watford Borough Council said: 

“It’s important to make sure your voice is heard at the elections in May. This is your chance to have your say and really make a difference, so I would encourage our residents to go out and vote. We are putting measures in place to help you cast your vote safely, but please do remember the government guidelines.” 

Voters should not attend the polling station if they have symptoms of COVID-19, or if they have been asked to self-isolate. 

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

Find out more about the elections at watford.gov.uk/elections

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