Coronavirus Measures

We are already working hard to prepare for the upcoming elections on Thursday 6 May 2021, when Devon will be electing a Police and Crime Commissioner and County Councillors. 

We want to reassure any voters or potential staff that, we are doing all we can to ensure this election will be administered safely. Plans are being developed using national guidance from the Electoral Commission and good practice from other areas such as Scotland.

What to expect in polling stations during coronavirus


  • Social distancing (inside and outside venues)

  • Limited number of people inside polling stations

  • Masks worn by staff and voters

  • Voters may bring their own pen or pencil (Provided pencils will be disinfected after every use)

  • Maximum ventilation

  • Hand sanitiser

  • Regular cleaning