Berkshire news Changes and what to expect in the Reading council elections PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - There will be changes to eight polling stations because of the pandemic

Berkshire news Changes and what to expect in the Reading council elections PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - There will be changes to eight polling stations because of the pandemic

Berkshire news  Changes and what to expect in the Reading council elections PremierLeague-News.Com
05 May 2021 - 05:31

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Voters in Reading will go to the polls on May 6 - but there will be some changes this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The day will see voting take place for both the local council elections and for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections. And while people will cast their vote at polling stations as usual, some arrangements have changed due to ongoing public health guidance, while some polling stations have moved to a new location. Reading Borough Council is reassuring people that polling stations will be safe places to vote, with people voting in person asked to: Wear a face covering Bring own pen or pencil Clean their hands when entering and leaving the polling station Keeping a safe distance Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday, May 6. Christopher Brooks, Electoral Registration Officer for Reading Borough Council, said: "The election team here at Reading have been working hard to ensure polling stations will be safe places to vote on May 6 and people arriving on the day can expect to see many of the measures they’ve become used to in shops or other indoor spaces, such as social distancing and hand sanitiser, for example." BerkshireLive email updates: We bring the stories to you Signing up to the BerkshireLive newsletter means you'll receive our daily news email. It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds - simply press here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your address at the top of this page in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms. Changed your mind? There's an 'unsubscribe' button at the bottom of every newsletter we send out. How to find your Reading polling station Your poll card will tell you where to find your polling station. Make sure you check the information on your card, as your polling station might have changed since the last elections. There are some changes in polling stations in Church, Kentwood, Redlands, Tilehurst and Whitley wards this year - so voters who live in those are particularly asked to check. Changes to Reading polling stations There are eight changes to usual polling stations in Reading this year.

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. Please check your polling card carefully to ensure that you are in the correct building Park Lane Primary School electors have moved to Tilehurst British Legion (Tilehurst Ward) Geoffrey Field School electors have moved to Christ The King Church (Whitley Ward) Caversham Primary School electors have moved to Thameside Primary School (Caversham Ward) Do you need a polling card to vote? You do not need your poll card to vote, but the council is encouraging voters to take it with them to make the process quicker and more efficient. It should only take a few minutes to vote. Mr Brooks said: "We have put arrangements in place to help maintain social distancing, so if you are asked to queue, please be patient and we will work to enable you to vote as quickly as possible. If you need any assistance on the day, just ask the staff at the polling station – they are there to help.” Read More Related Articles Reading Council elections: who can I vote for and where is my nearest polling station? Read More Related Articles Every candidate standing in each ward for Reading Borough Council's local elections 2021 How to vote if you have Covid-19 symptoms Residents should not attend the polling station if they have symptoms of Covid-19 – a continuous cough, high temperature or loss of taste or smell - or if they have been asked to self-isolate. Anyone who develops symptoms, or is asked to self-isolate shortly before polling day, has up to 5pm on polling day to apply for an emergency proxy vote. This allows them to nominate someone they trust to vote on their behalf. To arrange this speak to the local Electoral Services team in Reading on: 0118 937 3717 or email elections@reading.gov.uk Postal votes and how to return them More postal votes are expected this year due to the circumstances. If they haven’t already, people who have opted to vote by post must return their postal ballot pack by 10pm on Thursday May 6th. They can hand it in at any polling station in the borough if they run out of time to return it by post. For more information on voting on May 6, visit the FAQ page on the council's website HERE Read More Related Articles Berkshire vaccination centre will close in the summer Read More Related Articles One final hurdle to overcome before The Black Boy pub can change its name for good

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