UK Local elections 2021: Who is allowed to vote? last minute news
MetiNews.Com - Local elections take place on May 6 - this is who can vote
Breaking News ! Local elections will take place across England on May 6. Election day has been dubbed 'Super Thursday' due to the huge number of votes taking place. Representatives will be chosen for dozens of local councils, while elected mayors and police and crime commissioners will also be picked. Many of the polls are taking place this year after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Here's everything you need to know about who is eligible to vote in the local elections on May 6. You must also be one of the following to vote in the local elections: a British citizen an Irish or EU citizen a qualifying Commonwealth citizen a citizen of another country living in Scotland or Wales who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission Elections are taking place across the UK on May 6, which has been dubbed 'Super Thursday' (Image: Rebecca Black/PA Wire) To vote in a local government election you must also be registered to vote. The deadline for registering to vote was on April 19. If you need to check whether you are registered to vote, you will need to contact your local Electoral Registration Office.
. If you live in two different local authority areas, for example because you’re a student, you may be able to vote in both areas, but you must register to vote in both areas.
Some people are legally exempt from voting. According to the Electoral Commission, you will not be able to vote if you: are a convicted person detained in pursuance of your sentence, excluding contempt of court (though remand prisoners, unconvicted prisoners and civil prisoners can vote if they are on the electoral register) have been found guilty within the previous five years of corrupt or illegal practices in connection with an election Local elections will look slightly different this year due to measures brought in to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Those who choose to vote in person at a polling station will need to wear a face covering and are being urged to take their own pen or pencil with them when they vote. Voters will be asked to clean their hands when entering and leaving the polling station and maintain a safe distance from other voters and polling station staff. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.
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