With poll cards hitting door mats and a number of changes to local polling stations for the May elections, one of the most common questions is ‘where do I vote?’.
To reduce confusion, Hertsmere Borough Council has a poll station location finder on their website – www.hertsmere.gov.uk/May2021elections – that enables residents to find out where they vote simply by entering their address into the search bar.
Sam Langford, electoral services manager for Hertsmere Borough Council, said: “It is essential residents know where and how to vote, so this online tool is a great resource for people who may have misplaced their poll card or are unsure where they need to go.
“With changes to a number of polling stations due to coronavirus social distancing measures and government guidelines, it’s essential our residents know where their poll station is and how to ensure they can vote safely. The polling station finder on our website is quick and easy to use.”
Hertsmere currently uses around 50 different locations across the borough, including village and church halls, schools and community centres.
There are nine changes to polling stations:
• Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue, Croxdale Road in Borehamwood replaces St Michaels and All Angels.
• St Michaels and All Angels Church Hall, Brook Road/Gateshead Road in Borehamwood replaces Cowley Hill School
• The Venue Leisure Centre, Elstree Way in Borehamwood replaces The British Legion
• Bushey Grove Leisure Centre, Aldenham Road in Bushey replaces Bushey Manor School
• Bushey Rangers Clubhouse, The Moatfield, Bournehall Lane in Bushey replaces Bournehall Primary School
• Bushey Community Centre, High Street in Bushey replaces Bushey Museum
• St Margaret’s Sports Centre, Merry Hill Road in Bushey replaces Merryhill Infant School
• Elstree Screen Arts Academy, Studio Way in Borehamwood replaces The Toby Carvery
• Shenley Methodist Church, London Road in Shenley replaces Shenley Village Hall