It's Election Day

It's election day

Today (Thursday 6 May) Wiltshire Council unitary, town and parish, and Police and Crime Commissioner elections take place – there are also a number of neighbourhood plan referendums in some areas.

The polling stations are open until 10pm and you can find your local polling station online, it will also be printed on your polling card. Please be aware that your polling station may be different to previous elections, so please check before you set off. There are 348 stations up and down the county.

Returning Officer, Terence Herbert, has given an update on what will happen throughout the day.

Postal votes

If you applied to vote via post but haven't posted your vote back to us yet, you can either drop it in to your local polling station or at County Hall in Trowbridge.

Keeping you safe at polling stations

If you're voting in person today, measures are in place at the polling stations to keep you as safe as possible, including hand sanitiser available, a one-way system, and protective screens at the check-in desk. Please also to remember to bring your own pen or pencil to vote and a mask to wear (unless exempt).

You may have to queue for a bit longer than usual as numbers inside polling stations have been reduced due to social distancing, so check the weather forecast before you set off so that you can prepare accordingly.

Bring your poll card along to vote if you can as it does help the process, but you will still be able to vote if you don’t have it.

Please take a look at this short video to give you an understanding of what to expect when you come out to vote today.

Director of Public Health, Kate Blackburn, talks you through some of the measures at our polling stations to keep you safe.

 

The candidates



A list of candidates for the various elections can be found on the our election pages:
•Unitary elections - Wiltshire Council
•Town and parish elections - Wiltshire Council


For information on candidates standing in the PCC election:

 

•Choose My Police and Crime Commissioner - Information from the UK Government (choosemypcc.org.uk)


Information about the neighbourhood plan referendums:

•Neighbourhood planning referendums - Wiltshire Council

The results
The result for each election will be declared on the following days:

Unitary – 8 May
Town and Parish – 9 May
Police and Crime Commissioner – 10 May
They will also be announced on our Twitter account.