15 December 2020
Reading residents are being reminded that they have a number of options open to them to cast their votes at the May 2021 elections - such as voting by post or by proxy (where someone else votes for you).
Residents can visit the FAQ page on the Council's website at https://www.reading.gov.uk/council/democracy/elections-and-voting/2021-local-borough-elections-and-police-and-crime-commissioner-elections/ to find out more about the elections on 6 May 2021. This page has information on registering to vote, voting by post and proxy voting. The page will be updated with new information as it becomes available. Any residents who have questions, or who want to request an application for voting by post or by proxy, can also contact their local elections team at firstname.lastname@example.org,or by calling 0118 937 3717.
Importantly, be sure that you are registered to vote in time; the cut off date for next year's elections is Monday 19th April.* You can register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
David McElroy, hard working Redlands Green campaigner said: “The local elections are always important for shaping the town, providing an opportunity for residents to make their voices heard. I'm pleased that the Council is putting into place measures to help ensure the safety of the electorate during these uncertain times; while May seems a long way away, we are still ultimately unaware how, if at all, the current situation will have changed by then, and so it is important to consider alternative methods of voting, such as post or proxy.”
*Please note however, the deadline for absentee ballots is Tuesday 20th April.
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