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Register to vote before the May 2021 elections

Residents across Cornwall are being urged to make sure they are on the Electoral Register if they want to vote in the May 2021 elections. 

On Thursday, May 6, elections will be held for Cornwall Council, Town and Parish Councils and the Devon and Cornwall Police Crime Commissioner. 

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Voters have a range of options for casting their ballot – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.  

Cornwall Council is putting arrangements in place to ensure polling stations are safe places to vote. Voters can expect many of the measures they’ve become used to over recent months, such as the use of hand sanitiser, social distancing, floor markings and face coverings. 

In England residents must be aged 18 or over and be on the Electoral Register if they want to vote. Anyone who is not registered or has recently moved must have registered by midnight on Monday, April 19.  

You must re-register if you’ve changed address, name or nationality.If you are already registered, you do not need to apply again unless your circumstances have recently changed. 

Further information about registering to vote can be found on the Electoral Commission website. 

Voters who do not wish to vote in person can apply to vote by post or by proxy. If you would like to request an application form, you can call the council’s elections team on 01209 614373.  

You can also download them via the Cornwall Council website. 

Cornwall Council is asking residents how they feel about voting in the May 2021 elections. 

You can complete the short survey here. 


Story posted 19 February 2021