Postal voters are being reminded to submit their ballots by polling day to cast their votes in the upcoming elections.
Durham County Council is reminding residents who have registered to vote by post that they have until Thursday, May 6, polling day, to cast in their votes.
To post their vote, electors can post their ballot packs by Wednesday, May 5.
Despite priority postal services being in place, any postal packs posted on Thursday are not guaranteed to be picked up by postal services, so residents are advised to post their vote by the Wednesday deadline.
For those who miss this date, postal votes can also be handed in at any polling station within the electoral division up until 10pm on polling day.
The council is also reminding postal voters that Royal Mail has introduced Priority Post Boxes to help with the collection and onward delivery of Covid Test Kits.
As elections are also a priority mailing, Priority Post Boxes can be used for postal votes.
Voters who wish to use this service can find their nearest Priority Post Box online at www.royalmail.com/priority-postboxes.
John Hewitt, Returning Officer, said: “There is still time to submit your ballot for those who have registered to vote by post in the upcoming elections.
“We would encourage voters to cast their vote either by post by Wednesday or in person on polling day. Our staff are also on hand to advise or answer queries our residents may have.”
If you have not received your postal vote pack and you are registered to vote by post, please contact our election helpline on 03000 261212.