Royal Mail encourages postal voters to send ballots in good time
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Royal Mail has encouraged voters to send their postal ballots in good time ahead of the upcoming local elections.
Polls for Suffolk’s councils and a police and crime commissioner are due to take place on May 6.
As a result of the pandemic, many people are choosing to vote by post.
People have until May 4 to cast their vote.
However, Royal Mail and the Electoral Commission are reminding people to send their votes as early as they can to ensure they will be counted.
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Postal votes can also be handed into polling stations and local authorities up until 10pm on May 6.
David Gold, director of external affairs and policy at Royal Mail said: “Given the ongoing impact of the pandemic, we recognise the vital role postal votes have to play in the upcoming May 6 elections.
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"Do look out for your ballot pack and post as early as you can to make sure your vote is safely counted.”