On behalf of Warrington, our Mayor Cllr Maureen Creaghan, sends sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family, following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. Read the Mayor's full statement.
On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents in Warrington will go to the polls to vote at the all out borough and parish elections and for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire.
Voting and your safety
The elections will take place at a time when COVID-19 continues to present risks to public health. We are working hard to ensure that the elections can go ahead in a COVID secure way.
Depending on the infection rate and restrictions in place, measures taken to control the spread of the virus may change as we approach May. This means we cannot currently answer all the questions you may have about how the election will be run. However, we are working hard with the Electoral Commission, the wider electoral community and public health authorities to help ensure you can stay safe when casting your vote in May in whichever way you choose.
We will update this page with further information as it becomes available. Further information is also available on the Electoral Commission website.
Please note: Some Polling Stations in Warrington have changed - these changes will be reflected on the 'find your polling station' website in the coming days.
- Parkers Farm, Delenty Drive, has been changed to Birchwood Youth & Community Centre, Delenty Drive
- The Poplars Pub, Cotswold Road, has been changed to Mobile Unit, Ulverston Avenue
- Cinnamon Brow Primary School, Perth Close has been changed to Cinnamon Brow Community Centre, Perth Close
- Bridgewater High (upper) School, Broomfields Road has been changed to St Mary Magdelenes Church Hall, Dingleway
- Dallam Primary School, Boulting Avenue changed to Little Stars Childrens Centre next door to the school
- David Lloyd Tennis Centre has been changed to the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre, Peace Drive
- Wynsors World of Shoes has been changed to Penketh High School, Heath Road
- Stockton Heath Scout Centre, Parkgate Road has been changed to St Thomas Church Hall, London Road (next to the swing bridge)
Are you standing for election?
If you are standing for election and have any questions or concerns, head to our becoming a councillor page which contains useful guidance and information about the process.
Candidates can view ward boundaries which detail the area on Warrington's map you could be representing on the Ordnance Survey website.
Make sure you’re registered to vote
If your details have recently changed (such as if you’ve moved house or changed your name) you need to let us know.
You can vote in other ways
Although we're working to make sure our polling stations in May will be COVID-secure, you can apply for a postal or proxy vote.
Frequently asked questions
There are a number of ways to have your say in May - you can vote in a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, known as a proxy vote.
Yes, voting by post is safe and proven cases of electoral fraud are rare. When voting by post, you should mark your vote on the ballot paper in secret, and seal the envelope yourself.
You will also be asked to give your date of birth and signature when applying for a postal or proxy vote. This makes postal voting safe, because when you return your postal voting pack your signature and date of birth are checked against those you provided before to confirm your identity.
Your signature and date of birth are separated from your ballot paper before it is looked at or counted, so giving this information will not affect the secrecy of your vote.
We are putting arrangements in place to help ensure polling stations are safe places to vote. You can expect many of the measures you've become used to over recent months in shops and banks, such as hand sanitiser, floor markings and face coverings.
We will continue our discussions with public health authorities as we prepare for the elections to make sure we are following the most up to date guidance. We will continue to update this page as more information and guidance becomes available.
Guidance in this area is still being developed, but you are always welcome to use your own pen or pencil. We are working with the UK's governments, members of the electoral community and public health authorities to help ensure polling stations are safe places to vote at the May 2021 elections.
We will update this page with new information as it becomes available.
We are working hard to ensure that polling stations will be safe places to vote in May, but you can choose to apply to vote by post or by proxy instead.
We want to make sure that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so, regardless of the pandemic. We will be providing more information nearer the time on how you can vote if you need to self-isolate, or live in an area under local lockdown.
You do have different options for voting at the May 2021 elections - you can vote in person, by post or by proxy. You can find more information on the Electoral Commission website.
The election must usually be held within 60 days of the date that the vacancy arises.
The qualifications for becoming a candidate and the nomination form and other documents are on the Electoral Commission website.
Nominations can only be taken at certain times during the election timetable. More details of these times for specific elections are given on the notice of election.
We will publish nomination papers and statutory notices for elections on this page during each election period.