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How will voting be different this year?

Worcestershire County Council Elections logo 2021 Published Friday, 30th April 2021

Polling Day in the local district and county elections in Worcestershire is less than one week away.

How will voting be different this year?


In order to keep the elections Covid secure on Thursday (6th May) voting this year will look and feel a little different.


From the queue outside the polling station, to putting the cross in a box, there are a few changes to your usual voting experience:


  • You may have to wait outside in a socially distanced queue, as fewer people will be allowed inside.
  • You will need to wear a face covering (unless exempt) and sanitise your hands
  • You will be encouraged to bring your own pen or pencil
  • Many venues will have one-way systems and distancing markers that need to be adhered to
  • Polling booths will be regularly disinfected.
  • If you have tested positive for coronavirus or are self-isolating, you will be able to apply for emergency proxy vote for someone to vote on your behalf by contacting your local district council’s elections officers.
  • Please double check their poll card to see whether their polling station has changed, we have had to make a few changes to the location of some polling stations.


Staff will be available at the polling stations to support voters with the safety measures in place.  


You can find a full list of polling stations and other information ahead of polling day on 6th May, please visit the Election Arrangements section of the County Council's election website pages