VOTE 2021: Wokingham Borough Council’s early plans to make elections covid-safe

Ballot boxes waiting to be counted

WOKINGHAM Borough Council says that it will work to Government guidelines to ensure that May’s elections will be safe.

The vote was delayed 12 months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and includes polls for the borough council, parish and town councils and the Thames Valley police and crime commissioner.

As in previous years, electors can vote by post, in person, or absently with proxy voting,

The government says that voting is a permitted, lawful reason to leave your house during lockdown or similar restrictions, while premises and business can open for voting, counting of votes or associated activities.

Anyone who has tested positive for coronavirus, or is displaying symptoms, should self-isolate. Voters should be able to use new proxy voting rules.

For more details, log on to www.wokingham.gov.uk, go to Council and Meetings, Elections and Voting and finally Vote By Post Or Proxy.

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