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20 April 2021
With a couple of weeks left until voters in the South Hams go to the polls on 6 May, South Hams District Council is urging voters to get ready to vote.
Across the South Hams the public will be taking to the polls to vote for a Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall as well as to elect one Councillor to Devon County Council for each of the seven South Hams County divisions.
In addition, there is:
A District Council By-Election in the Ivybridge West Ward
Neighbourhood Plan Referendums for:
You can find details on nominations and polling stations by following this link: https://southhams.gov.uk/article/7824/Notices-of-Poll-and-Situations-of-Polling-Stations
Polling stations will be safe places to vote on 6 May. People voting in person are encouraged to keep themselves and others safe by:
wearing a face covering
bringing their own pen or pencil
cleaning their hands when entering and leaving the polling station
keeping a safe distance
Voters should not attend the polling station if they have symptoms of Covid-19, or if they have been asked to self-isolate. Anyone who develops symptoms, or is asked to self-isolate shortly before polling day, has up to 5pm on polling day to apply for an emergency proxy vote. This allows them to nominate someone they trust to vote on their behalf.
Andy Bates, Electoral Registration Officer for the South Hams said:
“Your poll card will tell you where to find your polling station. Make sure you check the information on your polling card, as your polling station might have changed since the last elections. You do not need your poll card to vote, however, we encourage you to bring it with you to make the process quicker and more efficient.
“Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May. Voters who have opted to vote by post must return their postal ballot pack by 10pm; they can hand it in at their polling station if they don’t have time to return it by post.”
Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission, said:
“If you are voting in person, make sure you remember to bring your face covering and a pen or pencil with you. At the polling station, help keep yourself and others safe by following the safety measures, including sanitising your hands and keeping a safe distance from others.
“If you are self-isolating or become unwell as a result of Covid-19, you don’t need to lose your vote. You will be able to apply for an emergency proxy vote so that someone you trust can vote on your behalf.”
For further information on how to apply for an emergency proxy, voters should contact the electoral registration team at South Hams District Council at email@example.com
For further information on elections in their area, voters can visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voter. This page will continue to be updated ahead of the polls.
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The following election advice hs been issued by SHDC:-
In the recent election for a new SHDC Councillor to represent Bigbury Parish and the rest of the Charterlands Ward, the results were as follows:-
Lib Dem 473
47% turnout; Lib Dems won 46% of the vote.
Congratulations to Beth Huntley, your new District Councillor.
Thursday 7th May 2015 will be election day in Bigbury as elsewhere! If you think you might like to serve your community as a parish councillor, this will be your best opportunity for 4 years. All serving councillors will need to stand for re-election, if interested, and because at least three of them have indicated that they do not intend to stand, this could be the opportunity for which you have been waiting! There will be at least three vacancies in Bigbury. Furthermore, we’d like to see more competition for all the councillor positions not just the empty seats! For various reasons it is important that our councillors are actually elected rather than being co-opted after the election process.
If you are interested in standing, you will need to obtain a NOMINATION PAPER PACK from the Clerk, Pam Trundle (Deben Reach, Parker Road, Bigbury-on-Sea: tel 01548 810719). The timetable and protocol are very precisely set out so don’t delay. If you’d like more information about what is involved, please contact the current Chairman of the council, Stuart Watts (tel. 01548 810373 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
A description of councillors’ duties is available by clicking here – BIGBURY PARISH COUNCILLOR job description A more general guide to the the work of parish councils and councillors is available here – Good Councillors’ Guide 4th edition 2013