Elections 2021

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See the candidates standing in May's county elections

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The list of candidates standing in the upcoming Lancashire County Council elections has now been published.

All 84 seats on the county council are up for election on Thursday 6 May, and the statement of persons nominated can now be viewed.

People are being reminded to ensure they are registered to vote in order to have their say in the elections, with only a little over a week left to do so.

The deadline for applying online to register to vote is Monday 19 April, and anyone wishing to apply for a postal vote must submit their form in time for in to be received by their local borough or district council before 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.

The county council provides important local government services in Lancashire including education, fostering and adoption, health and social care, cultural services, libraries and archives, registering births, deaths and marriages, recycling, trading standards and highways and transport.

Special arrangements are being made to ensure polling stations are Covid-safe for everyone who wants to vote in person, such as having screens up and asking people to bring their own pen or pencil.

Angie Ridgwell, returning officer for the Lancashire County Council elections, said: "The elections in May are your chance to have your say about who will take decisions on the many vital services which the county council delivers over the next four years.

"If you are not yet registered to vote, or wish to apply for a postal vote, there is still time, but you need to act quickly as the deadline is fast approaching."

Find out everything you need to know about the Lancashire County Council elections, with more information and advice about how to register to vote, and the measures being taken to make the elections Covid-safe.


Statement of Persons Nominated

Friday, April 9, 2021

The Statement of Persons Nominated for the 2021 county council elections have now been published.


Notices of Election Agents

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Notices of Election Agents for the 2021 County Council elections have now been published.


County elections - deadline is looming to register to vote

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

People are being urged not to miss their chance to have their say in the Lancashire County Council elections with less than two weeks left to register to vote, and apply for a postal vote.

The deadline for applying online to register to vote is Monday 19 April, and anyone wishing to apply for a postal vote must submit their form in time for in to be received by their local borough or district council before 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.

All 84 seats on Lancashire County Council are up for election on Thursday 6 May, with those elected due to serve a 4-year term as a county councillor.

The county council provides important local government services in Lancashire including education, fostering and adoption, health and social care, cultural services, libraries and archives, registering births, deaths and marriages, recycling, trading standards and highways and transport.

Special arrangements are being made to ensure polling stations are Covid-safe for everyone who wants to vote in person, such as having screens up and asking people to bring their own pen or pencil.

Angie Ridgwell, returning officer for the Lancashire County Council elections, said: "The county council is responsible for providing local services that everyone relies on. The elections in May are your chance to choose the people who will take important decisions about those services in the coming years.

"But you can only have your say in those elections if you are registered to vote. If you are not yet registered to vote, or wish to apply for a postal vote, there is still time, but you need to act now as the deadline is fast approaching.

"We know some people may be concerned about going out to vote in person due to the pandemic, which is why special arrangements are being made to ensure polling stations are Covid-safe.

"Many people vote by post simply for convenience however this is also a way to have your say without having to go to the polls if you don't feel comfortable doing that at the moment.

"To apply for a postal vote, please complete the form in time for it to be received by your local district or borough council before the deadline on Tuesday 20 April."

Find out everything you need to know about the Lancashire County Council elections, with more information and advice about how to register to vote, and the measures being taken to make the elections Covid-safe.


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Thursday, April 1, 2021

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