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17th Oct, 2021

Decision day looms as city voters go to the polls

Rob George 2nd May, 2021

THREE elections will take place in the city on Thursday (May 6) with voters asked to choose their county councillor, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia and – in some areas of the city – their city councillor.

Polling stations will be open 7am to 10pm on the day, with a range of measures in place to ensure they are Covid-secure.

Detailed plans are being prepared to ensure the city’s polling stations will be safe to use.

Measures will include separate entrances and exits where possible, one-way systems, staff wearing masks, hand sanitiser at entrances and exits, and more. Voters will be encouraged to bring their own pen or pencil to complete the ballot papers.

Shane Flynn, returning officer for Worcester, said: “This year’s elections are very important – they’re an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Worcester.

“We’re putting arrangements in place to help you stay safe at the polling station; you can expect many of the measures you’ve become used to in shops and banks over recent months, including hand sanitiser, floor markings and face masks.”

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