Covid elections: All you need to know about voting safely in Doncaster today

Doncaster goes to the polls today – and the coronavirus pandemic will make things very different when you cast your vote.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 7:55 am
Doncaster goes to the polls today.

Here’s all you need to know on how Covid-19 will change things at the polling station today.

Polling sations will be Covid secure

Polling stations are open today from 7am - 10pm.

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Polling stations have extra safety measures in place, including:

Social distancing

Limit on numbers (wait to be called)

Regular cleaning

Sanitising stations

Face covering requirements

Pencils available – but take your own if you wish

Please wait to be invited in to vote by one the Doncaster Council team, and be prepared to queue outside – remember your umbrella if the weather is bad.

Don't know where your polling station is?

You can use the Doncaster Council app to find it.

You don’t need to take your polling card with you to vote but you will need a face covering (unless exempt).

Covid Symptoms? Please DO NOT go to vote - get a proxy instead.

Please DO NOT go to the polling station if:

you have any Covid-19 symptoms

you have had a positive test result

you are required to self-isolate

Instead, apply for an Emergency Covid-19 Proxy Vote by calling Freephone 0800 180 4604.

These are available up until 5pm on Election Day.

Postal vote still need returning? Here's what you can do

Did you know Royal Mail has 35,000 Priority Post Boxes, which have late collection times (usually after 4pm).

Postal voters in today’s election are able to utilise this collection service.

If you missed the post for your postal vote, you can return it to your local polling station or the Civic Office on Waterdale up until 10pm today.

Your Free Press will be sharing the results throughout Thursday night and Friday as well as on our social media channels and website, along with Doncaster Council.

Doncaster is electing a new council, new Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner and results are expected throughout the night and into Friday following the counts at Doncaster Racecourse, which will also be subject to usual coronavirus restrictions.