On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents in Corby will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them in the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election, the newly established North Northamptonshire Council, as well as prospective Town and Parish Councils – seven votes in total.
While elections are not until May, here are some ways to help you stay safe while casting your vote during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Apply for a postal vote – If you’re thinking about voting by post, apply now. Make sure your application is processed early, and your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly. It’s easy to apply by completing a form available online at www.corby.gov.uk/electoralservices or call 01536 464 014 if you need a paper copy.
- Bring your own Pen – The council are ensuring polling stations are safe with measures you may have become familiar in banks and shops over recent months such as hand sanitiser, floor markings and face masks. However, they are actively encouraging you to bring your own pen or pencil to mark the Ballot Paper which has always been an option.
- You may also be able to appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf, which is known as a proxy vote.
This year’s elections are important – they’re an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Corby. Remember you need to be registered to vote in order to have a say at the elections, so if you have not done so already – the easiest way to register is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.