Scottish election 2021: Where to find your polling station and the rules for voting during covid

Millons of voters across Scotland are expected to visit polling stations today to cast their votes in the Scottish Parliament election.

Polling stations opened at 7am this morning and will close at 10pm tonight.

There have been significant changes to this election period due to the coronavirus pandemic, with voting at polling places also impacted by measures in place to keep people safe.

Here is what you need to know ahead of voting today.

Where do I find my polling station?

You can find your polling station on the Glasgow City Council website HERE, or by visiting Where Do I Vote.

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Do I need to bring my polling card?

No – there is no mandatory requirement to bring your polling card with you when you vote, so you will still be able to vote if you have lost it. However it can speed up voting process if you choose to bring it.

Will polling stations be covid-safe?

Measures have been put in place to ensure that polling stations are all safe during the pandemic and are in line with covid guidance.

This means rules similar to other public spaces are in place, including one way systems and social distancing.

Official guidance from the Commission says: “Polling places will be safe places to vote during Covid-19 and will comply with Public Health Scotland guidance.

“You can expect to see many of the measures you’ve become used to over recent months in shops and other indoor spaces.

Do I need to bring my own pen?

Voters are asked to bring their own pen or pencil with them to the polls this year in order to maintain hygiene due to the pandemic.

However, there will be pencils available at polling stations for any voters that forget to bring one.

Follow our live blog for all the latest on the Scottish Parliament election polling day.

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