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Elections 2021

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The next scheduled elections will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

This will include the Local elections and the Police and Crime Commissioner election, which should have been held in May 2020.

What elections are taking place?

  • Preston City Council - 1 vacancy in each of the 16 wards
  • Lancashire County Council - 1 vacancy in each of the 9 divisions
  • Police and Crime Commissioner - 1 vacancy for Lancashire
  • Ingol and Tanterton Neighbourhood Council - 1 vacancy in the Ingol South West and Tanterton Ward

More detailed information about each of the elections will be available at a later date.

When should I register to vote?

You can register now.  It is advisable to register early.  If you are already on the register, you do not need to register again.

If you are not on the register, you can apply online at GOV.UK - Register to vote.

For more information please visit our Register to vote page.

The last day for us to receive your application to register to vote at these elections is Monday 19 April 2021.

How do I vote?

If you would like to vote by post at these elections, please apply as early as possible so that you will receive your ballot papers in good time. There will be two despatches of postal ballot papers, the second one being close to the election so if you apply early, your ballot papers could be included in the first despatch.

Information about the different methods of voting is available on our How to Vote page.

Polling Stations

Over the coming months we will be working with our polling stations to make them Covid safe for you to vote.

We will provide more information on this as it becomes available.

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