Very soon you will have a choice to make. In just a few months, you will be asked to choose your next local Councillor(s), Police and Crime Commissioner and Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The choice you make will decide the future of South Cambridgeshire and Cambridgeshire as a whole.
Every year many people miss out on voting because they cannot get to a polling station on election day. This year, the pandemic will increase the risk that something could come up on the day that will prevent you voting in person.
With so much at stake at this election, it’s crucial you get to vote.
If you want to ensure you have your say in the upcoming elections, all you need to do is complete the form and either post it to South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambs, CB23 6EA or scan it and email it to email@example.com.
Elections in this area are often decided by a handful of votes – your vote could make all the difference.
If you opt for a postal vote, your ballot will be sent to you by South Cambridgeshire District Council two weeks before the election, allowing you to vote whenever it is convenient for you while ensuring it is counted come election day.
If you like going to vote at the polling station, don’t let that put you off applying - you can still take your ballot paper to the polling station on polling day, rather than sending it back by post if you prefer.
By applying for a permanent postal vote, you are guaranteeing that if something does come up that stops you getting to the polling station, you won’t lose your vote.
Completed applications for a postal vote must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 20th April 2021.
If you opt for a proxy vote, your chosen proxy will be sent a proxy poll card, telling them when and where they can vote on your behalf.
On polling day, if you are able and wish to go to the polling station you can, as long as you proxy has not already gone to the polling station and voted on your behalf.
Completed applications for a proxy vote must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 27th April 2021.