The following elections take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.
Elections and Coronavirus
We are making arrangements for the elections to ensure voters are safe and able to cast their vote. To keep yourself and others safe on polling day, please:
- Wear a face covering inside the polling station.
- Sanitise your hands using the hand sanitiser provided.
- Maintain social distancing at all times.
- Bring your own pen or pencil to mark your ballot paper, if possible.
You can vote at your polling station, by post, or by proxy.
There are three ways to cast your vote:
- In person: this means going to the polling station to vote on polling day.
- By post: this means we will send you a postal voting pack so you can complete your ballot paper at home and return it by post.
- By proxy: this means appointing a person to vote on your behalf at your polling station.
The Electoral Commission has produced a short film on what to expect when voting in person.
Easy read guide to voting
In partnership with Mencap, the Electoral Commission has developed an easy read guide to voting in the local elections, for people with a learning disability. The guide includes information about registering to vote, voting by post or proxy, and what support people can have if they vote at a polling station.
Where are the polling stations?
The address of your polling station will be on your poll card (but you don't need your polling card when voting in a polling station). Your polling station can also be found by entering your postcode into Democracy Club's polling station finder. If you still need to check which polling station to use or where it is, call 01883 722000.