Sheffield Council says 15,000 postal votes have now been delivered before local election day - and they need returning fast

Thousands of Sheffield voters should have received their postal votes today, the city council has said.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 1:30 pm
Polling Station Stafford Road Sheffield

On Friday it was reported that some 15,000 people were still waiting for their postal votes from Sheffield Council in the city.

The city heads to the polls on Thursday, May 6, for local elections, as well as a referendum on how the city council is run, the police and crime commissioner elections, and a fourth vote on a neighbourhood plan for the Broomhill area.

It is thought many extra people will have opted for a postal vote this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Friday the council said ‘a delay at the printers means a final batch of postal votes has not yet been delivered to voters across Sheffield.’

However the council said voters had arrived on Saturday.

Chief executive Kate Josephs said: “Our understanding is that postal votes have landed on doorsteps today (Saturday). If anyone hasn’t received theirs, please get in touch with us at [email protected]

“Please complete your postal vote as soon as possible. You have until Wednesday to return your vote by post. You can also hand deliver your postal vote to the Town Hall or at your local polling station by 10pm on Thursday 6 May.”

For those voting in person, each local polling station will be open from 7.00am to 10.00pm on Thursday 6 May.

Safety measures have been put in place to make all our polling stations covid secure. Voters are asked to wear a face covering and to bring their own pen or pencil when attending your polling station.