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Residents urged to register for postal votes ahead of May elections

5th February 2021
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

On Thursday 6 May 2021, residents in Essex will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them, with elections for all 75 seats on Essex County Council taking place.

These elections are an opportunity to have a say on who represents residents on issues that directly affect day-to-day life in the county.

Ahead of the elections, Essex County Council is asking residents to ‘Vote safe’ by registering for postal voting in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Even though there are a number of ways to vote, including in a polling station, the safest way to vote as the situation stands, is by staying at home and voting by post.

Registering for a postal vote is quick and easy and can be done here: Apply for a postal vote – GOV.UK (  

If you haven’t done so already, you will also need to register to vote here:

Joanna Boaler, Head of Democracy at Essex County Council, said:

“The Government is working hard to ensure that however you choose to cast your vote in May, you can do so safely.

“If you’re thinking about voting by post, you can apply now. This will make sure your application is processed early and your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly. 

“Remember that you need to be registered to be able to vote – don’t miss your opportunity to have your say.”