Everything you need to know for the 6 May 2021 elections

Mar 30, 2021
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Braintree District Council
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Everything you need to know for the 6 May 2021 elections

 
 

What elections are being held?

On 6 May 2021 Braintree District Council will be administering local elections. Those elections across the Braintree District are:

In some areas in the Braintree District there are also other elections and these are outlined below:


#GetReadyToVote

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Local elections give you the opportunity to have your say on local issues that matter to you.

If you’ve never registered, or have recently moved to a new house, make sure you register to vote - it only takes five minutes.

Register to vote if you haven't previously

Safety precautions at polling stations  

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We are working hard to keep you safe

Polling stations will be safe places to vote in May and voters can expect to see many of the measures we’ve all become used to over recent months such as hand sanitiser, floor markings and face coverings.

However there are a number of ways you can have your say in the elections in May: 

You can vote:

  • in person at a polling station (please bring your own pen or pencil).
  • by post (registering for a postal vote is quick and easy and can be done online).
  • by asking someone else to vote for you (proxy vote).   

No matter how you choose to cast your vote in May, we are working hard so you can do so safely.

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Prefer to vote by post?

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A postal vote is where we send you your ballot paper and you return it by post.

You can only apply for a postal vote if you have registered to vote.

The deadline for us receiving postal vote applications is 5pm Tuesday 20 April 2021.

Apply for a postal vote

Voting by proxy

A proxy vote is where you can nominate someone else to vote on your behalf.

You can only apply for a proxy vote if you have registered to vote.

You can only apply for a proxy vote under certain circumstances, including:

  • being away on polling day
  • having a medical issue or disability
  • not being able to vote in person because of work or military service

The deadline for us receiving proxy applications to vote is 5pm Thursday 27 April 2021.

Apply for a proxy vote