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Get ready to cast your ballot in Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner and county council elections

Residents will go to the polls next month to vote for the the county’s police and crime commissioner and representatives on Nottinghamshire County Council.

Ballots can be cast by post, in person or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place (proxy vote).

The deadline to apply for postal vote is 5pm on April 20 and for a proxy vote 5pm on April 27.

Ballot box (46139849)
Ballot box (46139849)

Mark Jurejko, electoral services manager at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “It’s important to make sure your voice is heard at the elections in May, and we are putting measures in place to help you cast your vote safely.

“However you choose to vote, you must be registered in order to have your say at the elections ­— if you are not already registered to vote or have recently moved address, the easiest way to register is online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.”

The deadline to register to vote for the May elections is April 19.

The district council is encouraging residents to apply for a postal vote as it is one of the easiest and more convenient ways to vote.

For people wanting to vote in-person on May 6, there will be additional covid-secure measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

For more information, contact the council’s electoral services team by emailing voting@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

Residents can visit the Elections 2021 page on the council website at www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/MayElections2021 to find out more.

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