Nominations have now closed for the forthcoming Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council and Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Elections.
A list of the candidates can be viewed online here.
The Borough and County Council elections are being contested by candidates from the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green Parties and an Independent candidate.
There are three candidates seeking election as the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner representing the Conservative, Labour and Co-operative and Liberal Democrat Parties.
Polling day is on Thursday 6 May and polling hours are from 7am to 10pm. The Borough Council and County Council election counts will take place on Friday 7 May and the Police and Crime Commissioner election count will take place on Monday 10 May.
Anyone who is not yet registered to vote at the elections can do so by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or by contacting the Council’s Elections Office.
The last day to register is Monday 19 April. Anyone who has recently received a poll card in the post for the elections is already registered. Electors who wish to vote by post at the election need to apply to the Council by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April. Electors who wish to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf need to apply to the Council by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April. Electors are able to appoint an emergency proxy to vote on their behalf should they be showing COVID-19 symptoms or need to self-isolate. Applications on these grounds need to be made before 5pm on polling day – Thursday 6 May.
COVID-19 secure measures will be in place at polling stations as electors will be required to wear face coverings, unless they are exempt. Hand sanitisers will also be provided at the entry to the stations and electors are encouraged to bring their own pencils or pens to vote. Social distancing will also be observed on entry to the polling stations.
Further information on the elections can be found here.