On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents in South Staffordshire will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election, County Council Elections and Local By-Elections. We're already making plans to help you stay safe while casting your vote.
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Supporting candidates and agents: Elections during the coronavirus pandemic
Opening of Postal Ballot Papers
Sessions for the opening of postal ballot papers will be held at the Council Offices in Codsall
- Monday 26 April to Friday 30 April 9.00am to 4.00pm or earlier if daily quantity of post is less
- Tuesday 4 May to Wednesday 5 May 9.00am to 4.00pm or earlier if daily quantity of post is less
- Thursday 6 May 9.00am to 4.00pm (approx.) or earlier if quantity of post is less - 8.00pm to finish
Candidates and their agents are both able to attend the opening of postal votes. However, please be aware that due to social distancing requirements for Covid-19, they will only be able to have a general overview of the process taking place. They will not be able to see individual ballot papers, which must, in any event, remain face down both before and whilst the polls are open.
For anyone wishing to view the process, please note that we are unable to give specific opening times for individual electoral divisions. As such, we can offer a booking system so that you may view the opening process.
At 4pm on each working day (with the exception of Monday 26 April and Thursday 6 May), candidates and their agents will be able to view the rejected ballot papers/postal voting statements, from the previous day's opening session.
Covid-19 Advice: For the safety of both the staff on duty and others in attendance, you will be required to wear a face-covering, use hand-sanitizer upon arrival and observe social distancing rules when attending a pre-booked postal vote opening session or session for the viewing of rejected ballot papers. If there is a one-way system in place, please ensure you adhere to the restrictions in place. You will be required to provide your details for the track and trace system.
In preparation for this year's elections, we have had to make some changes to our Poll Stations. This is for a variety of reasons, we were asked by central government to look at alternatives for schools, a couple of our stations are currently being used as vaccination centres, and one station was no longer available. The new stations will be printed on the Poll Cards that go out, and we will also send a letter to those households that are affected by the changes. We will also take the opportunity to remind residents that they can also request a postal vote.
Telephone: 01902 696121
Fax: 01902 696800