Engage Daily Update - 06 May
Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 - Information from Renfrewshire Council
It’s clear that with the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic that this election will be a new experience for those voting in-person, but please be assured that we have put your safety at the forefront of our election planning.
We’ve created a short video to show voters what to expect on polling day and you can see that on our YouTube channel here - https://youtu.be/ShvuNd68YAQ.
Please familiarise yourself with the health and safety measures we have put in place to keep all voters and our staff safe, which include:
- A one-way system in and out the venue
- Limited numbers in the venue at one time
- Two-metre distancing
- Perspex screens
- Hand sanitiser
- Disposable pens if require
- A designated cleaner and supervisor at each polling place
Face coverings will also be required to be worn when moving around the polling station – unless you are exempt.
Anyone with symptoms of Coronavirus on polling day should not attend their polling station and should contact the Electoral Registration Officer on 0300 300 0150 as early as possible to discuss your options.
Please make sure you check your polling card to ensure you visit the correct polling place as some have changed for this election.
This has taken place for a variety of reasons, including insufficient space for the health and safety measures required, works taking place at the original site or a change following the review of polling places in 2019.
Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May so please ensure you leave adequate time to cast your vote.
It’s so important that you use your voice and vote in the Scottish Parliamentary election so please feel confident in visiting our polling stations and have your say.
For more information, including on the voting process and the safety measures in place, visit: www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/SPElection2021 or call our Election Office on 0141 618 2300.
Returning Officer for Renfrewshire
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