Many of us will be considering opting for a postal vote this year because we want to keep our families, ourselves and our community safe. Local elections on 6th May will be for the Borough Council (1 of the 3 councillor positions in Bishopstoke and 1 of the 3 in Fair Oak will be up for election), Bishopstoke Parish Council (all 15 positions) and Hampshire County Council (1 councillor position covering Bishopstoke and Fair Oak). There will also be an election for the Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner.
Whoever you choose to vote for, please do use your vote. A postal vote is a convenient way to exercise your right to vote. With covid19 still a major risk, it is worth considering as it reduces person-to-person contact.
The good news is that applying for a postal vote is really easy – simply complete an online form (link is here).
If you apply by the 9th March, your voting papers will be sent to you from the 19th April.
You can still apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote until 5pm 20th April. More information.
If you are not sure if you are registered to vote (for example, if you have recently moved house), you can register online from this link. The deadline for registering is 19th April.
Every effort is being made by the Borough Council to ensure that you can vote safely, whether in person or by post.