Local elections 2021: Voters head to the polls across the Grantham area
Voters will head to the polls today (Thursday) to choose the councillors who will make up Lincolnshire County Council for the next four years.
They will also choose the Lincolnshire police and crime commissioner (PCC) for the same term, while a by-election for a South Kesteven district councillor in the Glen ward will also take place.
There are also separate referendums on neighbourhood plans for Old Somerby and Ropsley and District and a parish council by-election for Pointon and Sempringham Parish.
- Read profiles from candidates standing for seats in the county council here, while the five candidates fighting for the role of PCC have had their say here.
The elections in this area are being organised by South Kesteven District Council. It has made a number of changes to polling stations to ensure they are Covid-safe.
Chief executive Karen Bradford said: “The polling stations brought into use for May 6 will be Covid-secure for everyone who wishes to vote there. They are selected according to a strict set of rules and should be accessible, identifiable and provide privacy for voters.
“Local residents should expect many of the measures in use at shops and banks, such as hand sanitiser, floor markings and face coverings. People will also be asked to bring their own pencil to mark their choices."
Voters are urged to check their polling cards to make sure they know exactly where to vote in the elections.
Lincolnshire County Council is made up of 70 councillors and is currently Conservative-led. All 70 seats are being contested in this election, which means that a party will require 36 seats to be able to form a majority.
- The election results will be published on on www.granthamjournal.co.uk as they are announced.