Today, Thursday May 6th, Wiltshire Council unitary, town and parish, and Police and Crime Commissioner elections take place – there are also a number of neighbourhood plan referendums being held.

Polling Stations are open from 7am until 10pm and you can find your local polling station on the Wiltshire Council website here (you will also find it printed on your polling card). Please be aware that your polling station may be different to previous elections in which you have voted, so please check before you set out to vote: there are 348 stations up and down the county.

Keeping you safe at the Polling Station
For those voting in person, measures will be in place at Polling Stations to keep you as safe as possible, including availability of hand sanitiser, one-way systems, and protective screens at the check-in desk. Please also to remember to bring your own pen or pencil with which to vote, and to wear a mask (unless exempt).

You may have to queue for a little longer than previously, as numbers permitted inside Polling Stations will be reduced due to social distancing, so it might be advisable to check the weather forecast before you set out, so that you can prepare accordingly.

Most importantly, remember to bring your voting card along, as it does help the process: you will however still be able to vote if you don’t have it with you.

Watch this short video to give you a better understanding of what to expect on Thursday May 6th.

Candidates
A list of candidates for the various elections can be found on the election pages of the Wiltshire Council website:

For information on candidates standing in the PCC election:

  • Choose My Police and Crime Commissioner – Information from the UK Government (choosemypcc.org.uk)

Information about the Neighbourhood Plan Referendums:

The result for each election will be declared on the following dates:

  • Unitary – Saturday May 8th
  • Town and Parish – Sunday May 9th
  • Police and Crime Commissioner – Monday May 10th

For further information about the elections, click here.