The deadlines to register to vote and to apply for a postal vote in this years’ local elections have now passed, but there is still a few days left to apply for a proxy vote if you don’t want to vote in person this year.
The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday, 27 April - so make sure to apply soon if that’s how you’re planning to vote this year.
If you’re voting by postal vote all you need to do is follow the instructions, fill out your ballot paper and pop it in a post box. If you’re voting in person on the day (6 May), remember to check your poll card or visit the website for your polling station location as it may be different to normal. Remember to also wear a face covering and bring your own pen/pencil.
This year, Swindon Borough Council are taking precautions at their polling stations to keep everyone safe from COVID-19. There will be social distancing in place, hand sanitiser stations and fewer people will be allowed in the polling stations at any one time.
For more information about the May local elections, visit our website.