Voting safely at this year’s elections – bring your own pen

Release Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 10:15

On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents in Corby will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them in the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election, the newly established North Northamptonshire Council, as well as prospective Town and Parish Councils.

While elections are not until May, we’re already making plans to help you stay safe while casting your vote during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Paul Goult, Electoral Registration Officer for Corby said:

“This year’s elections are important – they’re an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Corby.

“We’re thinking about these elections now so that, however you choose to cast your vote in May, you can do so safely. At the polling station you can expect many of the measures you’ve become used to in shops and banks over recent months, such as hand sanitiser, floor markings and face masks. We will actively encourage you to bring your own pen or pencil to mark the Ballot Paper which has always been an option. You also be able to apply to vote by post or appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf, which is known as a proxy vote”

If you’re thinking about voting by post, apply now. This will make sure your application is processed early, and your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly. It’s easy to apply by completing a form available online at www.corby.gov.uk/electoralservices or call 01536 464 014 if you need a paper copy.

Remember you need to be registered to vote in order to have a say at the elections, so if you have not done so already – the easiest way to register is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Residents can visit our election webpage at www.corby.gov.uk/electoralservices to find out more about the elections on 6 May 2021. The page will be updated with any new information as it becomes available. Residents who have questions can also contact the elections team at 01536 464 014 or email electoral.services@corby.gov.uk.

More Information: 

For press enquiries please contact: Megan Gourlay, Corby Borough Council

Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07568 590 324

Email megan.gourlay@corby.gov.uk

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Last updated: Monday 1st February 2021 10:08:41 AM
Review date: Sunday 22nd January 2023 10:08:10 AM