Your guide to voting safely this Thursday (6 May)

Owl has collated the following information from a couple of sources and believes it to be correct, if unsure please double check.

If you’re voting in person at a polling station, East Devon District Council has asked the public to make sure to do the following:

1. Bring a face mask

You will need a face mask in order to enter, unless you are exempt.

2. Use hand sanitiser

It will be available at the entrance and exit, for use before and after voting.

3. Bring your own pen/pencil

It’s a good idea to bring your own pen or pencil, but there will be clean pencils available if you forget.

4. Keep your distance

Social distancing is key to help stop the spread of the virus. Just follow the signs and be prepared to queue – and factor this into your trip.

Just one more thing…

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, such as a new, continuous cough or fever, you should stay at home and self-isolate.

You can name an emergency proxy to vote for you if you are unable to go to the polling station.

This service will be available until 5pm on the day, and your proxy should be someone you trust.

Click here to access the emergency proxy forms on the Electoral Commission website.

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.

Polling Stations

Due to social distancing and other safety measures there may be a change in your polling station.

The changes are to ensure everyone can use a polling station in a Covid-secure way. 

Polling cards have been sent out showing your polling station address.  Please call our helpline 01395 571529 if you are unsure. 

List of changed venues below:

Town/ParishStreet namesUsual venueNew venue
Exmouth(Littleham West)Albion Hill – Wragg DriveHoly Ghost ChurchOcean
Exmouth(Town North)Albert Place – Woodville RdAll Saints ChurchExmouth Town FC
Honiton(St Michael’s)Mount Close – Yallop WayCadet CentreHoniton Library
MonktonN/ACourt HallOtter Valley Dairy, Aplins Farm
SeatonAlbion Close – Fore StreetThe GatewayMarshlands Centre
SeatonFortfield – York RoadThe GatewaySeaton Methodist Church
WhimpleN/AVictory HallSt Mary’s Church

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