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Thursday 6th May 2021
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You must be on the electoral register to vote in elections. Registering takes around 5 minutes. You will need your National Insurance number (if you have one). The deadline to register to vote in the May 6th 2021 election is Monday 19th April.
You can use this service to register to vote and/or update your name, address or other details on the electoral register.

Polling Station notice       Polling Booths



The polling station will be in the main part of Willersey Village Hall. This is to maximise social distancing and ventilation. It is open from 7:00am until 10:00pm. You do not have to bring your poll card with you but it is helpful if you do as it speeds up the voting process.
All voters will be required to wear a face covering (unless exempt) and sanitise their hands on arrival and there will be a limit to the number of voters allowed into the station at any one time. Voters may also bring their own pencil/pen to mark their ballot papers if they wish – individual pencils will be available for those who don’t bring their own.

The elections taking place on May 6thare:
· Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire
· Gloucestershire County Council – eight county divisions across the Cotswold District. Willersey is in the Campden-Vale Division.
· Cotswold District Council - Fosseridge Ward (by-election due to the resignation of Julian Beale)
· Parish/Town Councils – a number of parish and town council by-elections across the Cotswold District.
· Three Neighbourhood Plan Referendum in parish areas

Details of all the elections and relevant documents can be found on our website.

Here is the Notice of election
The Police and Crime Commissioner notice will be published on the Gloucester City council website as the Gloucester Returning Officer is responsible for this election.

Candidates

The notice of election opens the period when nominations can be received and copies of the nomination paper pack are included on our website for anyone wishing to stand in the election. Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate in any of the elections will need to submit a nomination paper by 4pm on Thursday 8th April. Prospective candidates can contact this office if they need any help with the nomination process. We will send you a copy of the Statement of Persons Nominated which will be published after 4pm on 8th April. This will include details of all the candidates standing at the elections. Poll cards will be sent to electors from 26th March. Where there is a change to a person’s address, name or voting method e.g. they apply for a postal vote, an updated poll card will be issued to them and these will be posted in batches between 31st March and 20th April.

Postal voting

For anyone interested in voting by post this year make sure you apply before 20th April 2021. Request a postal vote application form by visiting here.
Please sign up to do this as soon as possible.

Proxy voting

If you are unable to make it to the polling station, then you can nominate someone to be your proxy and cast your vote for you. The proxy needs to be a registered voter and able to attend the voter's own polling station. Applications for proxy voting need to be sent to Cotswold District Council no later than 5pm on Tuesday 27th April.

More information around the local elections for 2021 can be found at the Cotswold DC website.



The Cotswolds Constituency covers the entire Cotswold District together with three Stroud District Council wards (Kingswood, Minchinhampton, Wotton-under-Edge). The overall Parliamentary electorate is currently around 77,500.
The last Parliamentary Election was held on 6th May 2010, when the electorate then was 76,729 and turnout was 71.65%.

The elections to Cotswold District Council on May 7th 2015 were the first to be conducted in line with the revised arrangements and boundaries introduced as a result of a recent electoral review carried out by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Overall, the number of councillors has been reduced from 44 to 34, with 30 single-member wards and 2 two-member wards (Campden & Vale in the north of the District; and Lechlade, Kempsford & Fairford South in the south-east corner of the District). All 34 seats were up for election.
For the District Council elections held in 2011 had a turnout averaging around 50%.

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