Guide East Devon residents coronavirus update - 19 March 2021

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3. Have your say in elections this May

On Thursday 6 May, residents in East Devon will be voting for Police and Crime Commissioner, Devon County Council, a by-election for the Whimple and Rockbeare ward at EDDC and casual elections in some towns and parishes after having been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. These elections are an important chance to have a say about the issues that matter to you and your local community.

The county council are responsible for many of the services you see and use every day, such as roads, transport and social care. The choices made by the council will impact your community, so it’s important you make sure you’re part of choosing who represents you and makes these decisions.

Coronavirus has changed a lot of things over the last year, but it won’t stop you from being able to vote. Although polling day seems a while away yet, plans are already being made to make sure that you are safe when casting your vote, whether you choose to do it by post, by proxy (by asking someone you trust to vote on your behalf), or in person at a polling station. 

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