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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updates for residents and businesses

FAQs

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I'm not sure if I am registered?

If you are unsure call the team or email us on the details to the left, we can check the register for you.  If you know you are not registered in Torridge or you are moving / have moved go to https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

You must be registered at your address if you want to apply for a postal or a proxy vote.

 

What will it be like to vote at a Polling Station this year?

Now that restrictions have been relaxed you are no longer required to wear a mask or socially distance.  However, masks will still be available if requested and hygiene measures will still be in place.

You can bring your own pen or pencil, but we will also provide pencils and they will be cleaned after each use.

Voting may take a bit longer as polling booths and ballot boxes will be sanitised after each use. 

 

What if I don't want to go to the Polling Station?

We are doing all we can to ensure that Polling Stations will be a safe place to vote, but we understand some people will still feel anxious about voting in this way.

People who do not want to attend the polling station on polling day can apply for an Absent Vote - a postal vote or a proxy vote - just for this election, or for all future elections too.

You can find out about the different ways to vote on this page.  

 

What happens if I must isolate?

You may still be able to vote.  Legislation has been passed, which allows people to request an emergency proxy if they have been told to isolate due to Covid-19.

This means you can appoint someone you trust who lives locally and is on the Register of Electors, and they will be able to go your polling station and submit your vote for you.

 

This only applies if you were asked to isolate after 5pm on the 6th working day before polling day.

 

 

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