Voting for the above elections will take place on Thursday, 6th May.
· Votes for the Senedd constituencies of Preseli Pembrokeshire and Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire will be counted in Haverfordwest on Friday 7th May rather than overnight due to extra measures implemented due to the Covid-19 situation.
· Votes for the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner elections will be counted on Sunday, 9th May.
· As at 28th April, there were 61,290 people entitled to vote in the Senedd Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency and 61,067 for the Senedd Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire constituency.
· There will be 74 polling stations in Preseli Pembrokeshire and 72 in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire.
· Measures will be put in place to make sure polling stations operate safely in line with Covid-19 regulations. Please wear a face covering when entering the polling station and voters are encouraged to bring their own pen/pencil to mark their ballot paper.
· Around 450 individuals will be staffing the polling stations in both constituencies with approximately a further 150 involved in the counting of votes.
· The polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday, 6th May.
· Voters are asked to bring their Polling Card with them to the polling station, although this is not essential provided the individual is listed on the Register of Electors.
· This is the first time that registered voters aged 16 and 17 can vote in a Senedd election.
· In Pembrokeshire 1,328 voters aged 16 and 17 have registered to vote, 42% of those eligible.
· Only registered voters aged 18 and over can vote in the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner election.
· For more information see: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/elections
Returning Officer Richard Brown, said: “Planning has been underway for these elections for many months with the aim of ensuring the democratic process can take place as safely as possible.
“When voters arrive at their polling stations they will see many of the measures that we have become so accustomed to over the past few months.
“There will be hand sanitiser available, social distancing will be in place, changes made to entrances and exits where necessary and face coverings will be required inside polling stations.
“Please follow the instructions of the staff at the polling stations. We would also encourage voters to bring their own pen or pencil to mark their ballot paper.
“I would like to encourage everyone who is registered to vote to use their vote and have your say on who represents you in the Senedd and as the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner.”