POLLING day is coming up on Thursday 6th May in the biggest set of elections since the pandemic. Polls open 7am to 10pm on the day.

Many people have already voted by post. If you still have your postal ballots you need to ensure they are returned to Town Hall by polling day. Posting on Tuesday 4th May may be cutting it too fine, and so we recommend taking your completed postal vote pack to any polling station on Thursday 6th May instead. You can return a postal vote pack to any polling station.

In-person voters will have up to 3 ballot papers presented to them on arrival at the polling station:

  • A yellow ballot paper for the County Council elections. You have two votes to cast here.
  • A green ballot paper for the Borough Council elections if you live in an area that’s having Borough Council elections this year – Abbey, Astwood Bank, Feckenham and Crabbs Cross are not having them this year. You have one vote to cast here.
  • An additional ballot paper for the Police & Crime Commissioner elections. These use a “second preference” system, but you do not have to use your second preference vote if you don’t wish. You can cast your first preference vote only if you want. You can even put two crosses for the Conservative candidate if you wish.

Voters are being advised to take their own pen/pencil to the polling stations this year, as well as the requirement to wear a mask indoors unless exempt.

Voters do not need to take their polling cards or ID with them to the polling station.