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Newark and Sherwood residents set to go to the polls at May's Nottinghamshire County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Residents across Nottinghamshire will go to the polls later this year to have their say on who represents them in the county council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

While still some time away, plans are already being made to help people stay safe while casting their votes.

There are a number of ways to have your say in the elections. You can vote in a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, known as a proxy vote.

Ballot box.
Ballot box.

Those voting in person can expect many of the measures they have become used to in shops and banks over recent months, such as hand sanitising, social distancing signs and face masks.

Ailsa Irvine, director of electoral administration and guidance at the Electoral Commission, said: “The choice on how to vote at May’s elections is yours — you can have your say in person, by post or by proxy.

“If you are thinking about voting by post, you can apply now. This will make sure your application is processed early, and your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly.”

Details on applying for a postal vote are on the Electoral Commission website.

To register to vote, go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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