New measures have been put in place so residents can vote safely on 6 May. All polling stations will have hand sanitiser available, extra signage will be in place to help with social distancing and people are being asked to bring their own pen or pencil and wear a mask while in the polling stations.
Voters across the area will choose the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner.
There are by-elections to elect North Lincolnshire councillors in Ashby, Bottesford, Broughton and Appleby wards.
People in Bottesford (East Ward) Town, Barton and North Killingholme will have the opportunity vote for town or parish councillors.
Steve Pintus, Northern Lincolnshire’s Director of Public Health, said:
“We have worked hard to ensure people can exercise their democratic rights safely on May 6th.
“All polling stations have been assessed as Covid-19 secure, but we do need the support of local people to make voting as safe as possible.
“People are being asked to bring their own pen or pencil, use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the polling station, wear a face covering, keep a safe distance and follow any one-way systems. Numbers entering polling stations will be restricted.
“Crucially if people have symptoms or have been told to self-isolate they should not attend a polling station in person. People can apply for an emergency proxy vote where someone else can vote on their behalf. Contact the electoral registration team on 01724 296245 to arrange this.
“Please remember that even if you have been vaccinated you still need to follow the guidelines to stop the spread.
“These measures may add to the time it takes to vote and we ask for people to be patient”.