Polling check

RESIDENTS are being urged to check where they should go to vote as changes have been made to some polling stations because of coronavirus restrictions.

Voters go to the polls on Thursday, May 6 to elect a new West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and councillors to represent them on Worcestershire County Council.

To make sure people can vote safely in-person measures are being put in place at polling stations including social distancing and asking voters to bring their own pen or pencil and to wear face coverings.

Some polling stations are not big enough to allow social distancing so the locations have been changed.

Residents should check their poll card carefully, which will give the address of where they need to go to vote. Postal votes are available and people can also nominate a proxy.

Poll cards were sent out in March so should have been received in Worcestershire.

If someone hasn’t received one yet then it may mean they are not registered to vote.