The next scheduled elections will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.
The current list of polling stations can be found here and includes the changes for this year.
What elections are taking place?
- Borough Council - 1 vacancy in each of the 15 wards
- Lancashire County Council - 1 vacancy in each of the 6 divisions
- Police and Crime Commissioner - 1 vacancy for Lancashire
- Parish of Ightenhill – 7 vacancies
- Parish of Worsthorne with Hurstwood – 7 vacancies
All Election Notices can be viewed here
You must be registered to vote to take part. Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register - all you need is your National Insuarnce number
The following people are eligible to vote in these elections:
If you are aged eighteen years or over on the day of poll and are eligible to vote
- a British citizen
- an Irish or EU citizen
- a qualifying Commonwealth citizen
How to vote
Check out this video from the Electoral Commission on how to vote
Voting by post
The safest way to vote and have your voice heard is by post. You can request a postal vote application form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01282 477261/477263 and we will send one out to you as soon as possible. The deadline for receipt of postal vote applications is 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 20th April 2021.
Voting in person at the polling station
If you decide to vote in person, rather than by post, polling stations will be open as normal on election day, between 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m. Extra health and safety measures will be in place to ensure the polling stations are Covid-secure.
- The hours of poll are 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
- On arrival at your designated polling station, the Presiding Officer will ask you to confirm your name and address and will issue you with three ballot papers (for one each election)
- Each ballot paper will have an official mark
- You should take the ballot papers to the voting booth and following the instructions at the top of each ballot paper
- Fold each ballot paper and deposit them in the ballot box
Find out more about what is and isn't allowed when it comes to voting
How to become a councillor
Find out more about how to become a councillor, "A Day in the Life of" feature and other information
To look at a map of the electoral geography of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, please follow the link. It is provided by Ordnance Survey, Britain's national mapping agency, providing the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data, relied on by government, business and individuals.