Ahead of the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner Election on 6 May 2021 residents are being reassured that all government guidelines will be followed when visiting the polling station.
There will be some changes since the last time voters attended their polling station.
The changes include:
- the need to wear a face covering inside the venue - unless you have an exemption
- being asked to socially distance
- being asked to bring your own pen or pencil
If you would prefer not to vote in person, you can apply for a:
- postal vote until 5pm on 20 April
- proxy vote until 5pm on 27 April - this is where someone votes on your behalf
If you are not feeling well on election day, do not attend the polling station and contact the election team to get advice on how you can vote.
Please check your poll card as some polling venues have changed location.
The polling venue changes are:
- Warfield Church Parish Rooms – replaces Brownlow Memorial Hall
- Farley Wood Community Centre – replaces Newbold College
- South Hill Park Arts Centre – replaces Birch Hill Community Centre
- Bracknell Rugby Club – replaces Bullbrook Community Centre
- Fujitsu Headquarters, Conference Centre – replaces Jennett’s Park Community Centre
- Great Hollands Community Centre – replaces Wooden Hill School
- St Andrews Church, Priestwood – replaces Priestwood Community Centre
- The Open Learning Centre – replaces Wildridings Primary School
- St Georges Church, Owlsmoor – replaces Sandhurst School Sports Centre
- Sandhurst Library – replaces Sandhurst Town Council Offices
Timothy Wheadon, Bracknell Forest Council’s Chief Executive and Local Returning Officer, said:
“Voting is a fundamental right and the Government has decided to go ahead with elections this year. We want to make sure that all voters in Bracknell Forest feel comfortable casting their vote, no matter how they choose to do so.
“We want to reassure voters that polling stations will be as safe as possible for electors and, of course, for the staff running them. However, If you don’t feel comfortable attending the polling station in person, you have the option to vote by post or proxy, in which case we would encourage you to make your application in good time.”
For more information about the elections, visit our current elections page.