Overview of resources
Planning continues for elections in England, Scotland and Wales in May 2021 in light of COVID-19.
These are resources for local councils (and other organisations engaging with voters) to raise awareness of the range of voting options available to voters. These resources are designed to ensure voters know their options, are prepared to vote in May 2021, and that local councils have time to process postal and proxy vote applications.
The materials focus on three key messages:
- polling stations will be safe places to vote
- there are a range of voting options (in person, by post or by proxy)
- those who would prefer to vote by post should apply early
There are formats for social media, web banners (MPUs) and printed posters focusing on each message individually, as well a version covering all three of the key messages.
There are also template press releases and an FAQ document.
These resources do not reference a specific election, so can be used in any area.
The frequently asked questions (FAQ) document is designed as a template to help you answer some of the common questions you may be asked by voters. It is primarily designed for you to share on your website, however you may also want to include this information in newsletters or in any other channels you use to reach your residents.
The document can be edited to fit the needs of your local authority. You will see yellow prompts where local amendments might be needed, but please do feel free to tailor the document as you see fit.
Please bear in mind that the information contained here is accurate as of Monday 1 March. You should keep the contents under review, to ensure you’re providing voters with the most up to date guidance available.
This press release is specifically for the elections taking place in England.
These resources are specifically for the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections.
These resources are specifically for the Scottish Parliament election.
These resources are specifically for the Senedd and Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Wales.
These are Welsh language versions specifically for the Senedd and Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Wales.
Template press release:
Social media assets, web banners and posters:
- Greater London Authority election
- Local elections
- Mayoral elections
- Police and Crime Commissioner elections
- Scottish Parliament election
- Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament election