May 6: an important day for democracy in Frodsham

MAY 6 will be an important day for electors in Frodsham, with a borough council by-election and elections for two seats on Frodsham Town Council.
In addition, there will an election for the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
Nominations will close at 4pm on Thursday


8 and, according to Cheshire West returning officer Andrew Lewis the elections will be an important date for democracy because last year’ s elections had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Appointments must be made to deliver nomination papers in order to maintain a covid-safe environment and all will be held at HQ Building, Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP.
Mr Lewis, said: “After the postponement of elections from last year, 6 May 2021 is an important date for local democracy. These elections take place under unique circumstances, and important measures are being put in place to ensure everyone has the confidence to cast their vote safely”.
Those elected will serve until May 2023 when all unitary and Town Council seats will be up for election.
The election for the borough council seat in Frodsham has been caused by the resignation of former councillor Andrew Dawson
Elections for Frodsham Town Council seats will take place in Lakes and Waterside wards, where there are existing vacancies.
Voters are b eing encouraged to consider the option of a postal or proxy vote and to apply before the deadline of 5pm on April 20 by emailing elreg@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or phoning 01244 977084 to register. Already over 8,000 more people in Cheshire West and Chester have applied for a postal vote, helping to ensure that no-one loses the right to vote due to COVID-19.
A number of measures will be put in place to help ensure polling stations are safe for everyone to use. When visiting the polling station voters will be asked to wear a face-covering (unless they have a valid exemption), take a pen or pencil, and follow signs and guidance from staff at the station to adhere to social distancing.
Polling stations will be at Frodsham Manor House School, Frodsham Weaver Vale School, Castle Park House and Frodsham Methodist Church.
Mr Lewis added : “We recognise that schools have already had to close for significant periods over the last year, and we need to reduce further disruption wherever possible. There are also some other changes to polling stations since the last elections. Please check the details on your polling card very carefully when it arrives over the next few weeks. It might be in a different location to the one you usually attend.”
Nomination Forms can be obtained by downloading from https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/media/3444, emailing or phoning 01244 977084.

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