East Suffolk Council has confirmed next May’s elections for Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner will go ahead, even if there are still coronavirus restrictions in force. Polling stations will be open as normal, but there will be extra measures in place such as hand sanitiser, floor markings and face coverings to help keep voters safe when casting their votes.
East Suffolk residents will go to the polls on Thursday 6 May 2021 to elect Suffolk County Councillors and the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner. These elections will be the first opportunity for people to pass judgement on the Tory government’s catastrophic mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic which has delivered economic hardship for so many.
The Labour Party recommends that people sign up now for a postal vote as this is the safest voting option, particularly for those who are most vulnerable.
Postal voting means you can vote without actually having to go to the polling station. You will usually get your ballot paper well before the election, giving you more time to cast your vote and post it back.
We’ve got all the information you need to make sure you can vote safely in May. Head over to https://www.suffolkcoastallabour.org.uk/register-to-vote/ for guidance on making sure you’re registered to vote, and where to go to apply for a postal vote.
You have a voice. Don’t lose out. Use your vote.