Borough residents are being encouraged to use postal votes to vote at this year’s elections and to apply for their postal votes now.
On Thursday 6 May 2021 Borough residents will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at the Police & Crime Commissioner, Hampshire County Council, Borough & Parish Council elections and plans are already being put in place to help everyone stay safe while they are casting their vote.
There are a number of ways to have your say in the elections in May - you can vote in a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, which is known as a proxy vote.
The Electoral Registration Officer for Eastleigh Borough Council, Nick Tustian said, “The elections this year are very important. They are an opportunity for our residents to have their say on who represents them on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Eastleigh Borough.
He added, “We’re planning for these elections now so that, however people choose to cast their vote in May, they can do so safely. We’re putting arrangements in place to help everyone stay safe at the polling station; people can expect many of the measures they’ve become used to in shops and banks over recent months, such as hand sanitiser, floor markings and face masks. People also have the option to apply to vote by post or by proxy.”
Residents who want to vote to post can apply now. This will ensure their application is processed early, and their postal vote can be sent to them more quickly. It’s easy to apply and residents can find out how by visiting the Electoral Commission website. You must be registered to vote in order to have a say at the elections – the easiest way to register is online
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