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Accessible Voting Day

Published on 09 March 2021 02:17 PM

Elections in May 2021

There are local elections happening in England, Scotland and Wales on 6 May 2021. This includes elections that were postponed from May 2020.

The electoral commission has said polling stations will be safe places to vote in these elections, but if you can’t or don’t want to go to the polling station you can vote by post or by proxy.

The deadline to register to vote in the elections on 6 May 2021 is midnight on Monday 19 April.  Click here to find out how you can register to vote.

Voting by post

To vote by post, you must be registered to vote and you also need to complete a postal vote application form which can be downloaded by following this link

If you’re unable to print the application form or need it in an accessible format, contact the electoral services team at your local council for help.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote in England and Wales for the elections on 6 May 2021 is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April. In Scotland the deadline is 6 April.

Returning your postal vote

When you’re ready to return your postal vote, take it to the post box yourself. If you can’t post it yourself, you can either ask someone you know and trust to post it for you, or you can contact your local authority to ask if they can collect it from you.

Your postal vote needs to be with your local authority by 10pm on polling day, 6 May 2021, to be counted.

If you can’t post your postal vote back in time, you can take it your polling station or to your local authority on polling day.

If you or someone older needs support to complete the form online, or if you want to request a paper version of the form get in touch and we can help.


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You can read more about the elections in May 2021