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Make your vote count on Thursday 6 May

May 4, 2021 9:10 PM
By Rugby Lib Dems

Rugby Lib Dem diamondVoters in this week's local elections have been urged to follow safety measures introduced at polling stations to ensure votes can be cast in a Covid-secure environment.

Rugby Borough Council's elections team has worked with the Electoral Commission, Government and public health chiefs while planning for the elections on Thursday 6 May.

Safety measures have been under constant review to ensure precautions meet the latest public health guidance, while voters have been encouraged to help keep polling stations Covid-secure by bringing a pen or pencil to cast votes and wearing a face mask (unless exempt).

Voters can expect the following measures to be in place on polling day:

  • separate entrances and exits
  • altered layout to allow for social distancing while waiting to vote
  • polling station staff wearing PPE
  • hand sanitiser when entering the polling station
  • regular cleaning of polling booths
  • single-use pencils

Peak voting times at polling stations include 7am to 9.30am, lunchtime, 3.30pm to 4.30pm and 6pm to 8pm.

Polling stations open from 7am to 10pm, with all voters queuing to vote at 10pm allowed to cast a ballot.

Elections taking place on Thursday (6 May) include Rugby Borough Council, Warwickshire County Council, and Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

Residents can check the location of their polling station and find out more information about the local elections at www.rugby.gov.uk/elections