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Elections: Coronavirus

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL9182, tabled on 14 October 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that members of the public who have been instructed to self-isolate due to the COVID-19 pandemic on polling day will still be able to vote in the 2021 local elections.

Answered on

28 October 2020

The Government is working with the electoral community and Public Health England to identify and resolve challenges involved in delivering the May 2021 elections, including supporting Returning Officers to ensure that polling stations are safe and Covid-secure places to vote. People will be able participate in the polls safely, and in a way of their choice, whether by post, proxy or in-person. We are considering options to support voters who are instructed to self-isolate shortly before and on the day of the poll, and will update Parliament in the usual way.

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Cabinet Office