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  • Local Elections Rule Changes and Accessibility

    Local Elections Rule Changes and Accessibility

    With local election imminent and a general election sometime this year we want to remind people there are more accessibility aids available and you can request other adjustments. You also need to know about a rule change for submitting postal votes at polling stations and council buildings.

  • How to Vote during the Pandemic

    How to Vote during the Pandemic

    With local elections coming soon you may be wondering about the best way to cast your vote, especially with continuing restrictions on movement due to the Coronavirus crisis. SheffNews has issued ‘Voting in a pandemic – how can you do it?’ with advice for the local election, the Police and Crime Commissioner election and the Sheffield Governance Referendum, which are all due to take place on 6 May 2021. If you’re not already registered to vote the deadline is 19 April.

  • Help Deliver Great Pride in Sheffield

    Help Deliver Great Pride in Sheffield

    Pride in Sheffield was formed in 2019 . Their committee is dedicated to delivering a great Pride for the community, working with local and national LGBTQ+, BAME & Trans community groups, partners and sponsors to organise Pride events all year round. The elections for all their committee roles are now open if you wish to nominate yourself and a Q&A with former committee members it taking place on Thursday 13 Aug over Zoom. Nominations close on 31 August.

  • Haven't got your poll card? Register to vote now!

    Poll cards for the local elections on the 2nd May have now been posted out to everyone who is registered to vote. If you haven’t received your poll card, this could mean that you haven’t registered to vote and won’t be able to have your say. You will need to register by 12th April to be able to vote.

  • Equality Hub Network Elections and Priorities

    In September Equality Hub Network (EHN) members will be able to vote online for their Hubs’ Organising Group members. At the same time, they can also have their say on which priorities their Hub will focus on. The roles up for election are for 2 years. If you would like to stand for election, you’ll need to submit a short statement by 5pm Friday 31 August.

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