Information for Electors

Upcoming Elections

Please note that the registration deadline to be able to vote in the elections was below was Monday 19th April.

The following elections are planned to take place in May 2021:

Coronavirus Update

In preparation for the May 2021 elections the impact of COVID-19 is at the forefront of our planning and we will be focusing on ensuring that voting is safe for electors and staff. We understand that some electors may have some concerns about visiting a Polling Station on Election Day, and there are multiple different methods in place that allow electors to vote without leaving their home. 

For further information on these alternative methods and for information on how to vote, visit this page.

Elections Recruitment

We're always looking for new people to help us by getting involved in an election, either at polling stations or at the count. For the upcoming elections, we're looking for staff to work on the following:

Postal Vote opening (weekdays between Monday 26 April and Thursday 06 May between 2pm and 5pm)

Polling Day (Presiding Officers and Poll Clerks)

Count Days (Friday 07 May, Saturday 08 May and Monday 10 May from 9:30am)

If you’re interested in working with us this year, please send an email to electionsrecruitment@lancaster.gov.uk indicating your preferred role and availability. If you would like any further information on the above opportunities the Elections Team will be happy to help.

Voting at a polling station

If you are on the electoral register, you will receive a poll card before the election telling you where and when to vote. The polling station is often a school or local hall near where you live. The poll card is for your information only, and you do not need to take it to the polling station in order to vote.

If you've recently moved house, your polling station may have changed. If you're unsure, you can email the Elections Team at elections@lancaster.gov.uk.

When you get to the polling station

When you arrive, you will need to give your name and address to the staff inside the polling station. When your details have been verified you will be given a ballot paper which you can take to a polling booth.  Polling booths are provided to allow you to cast your vote in secrecy. If you need help to mark your ballot paper, e.g. because you are blind, you can either ask the presiding officer to help you or you can take a companion to the polling station with you. You must inform the presiding officer if you wish to do this as he or she will need to make a record of the number of votes not marked by the elector - this is to protect against fraud. 

After casting your vote, you should fold the ballot paper and place it in the ballot box, which will be situated next to the staff working at the polling station.

Find your polling station

To find out which is your designated polling station please click here.
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Last updated: 05 May 2021