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Use your vote but bring your own pen: UK local elections made Covid safe

With a huge set of elections slated to take place in May, councils are struggling to create a safe environment for voters

Voters in May’s local elections will be advised to bring their own pen or pencil as a measure designed to stop polling day from spreading Covid-19.

The move is one of the practical steps being planned to ensure that a huge set of elections this spring can go ahead safely. While current rules allow the public to bring writing implements to the polling station, the right will be publicised to reduce the risks of passing on the virus.

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