On Thursday 6 May, residents in Warrington will go to the polls to vote for the borough, town and parish elections, and for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cheshire election.
Poll cards are currently being sent to the households of registered voters. The poll cards tell you when to vote and at which polling station – you can only vote at the polling station location noted on your card.
It is also important to remember that you don’t need to take your poll card with you to your polling station. As long as you arrive at the polling station address noted on your card, you don’t need to take anything else with you.
Find your polling station
For this year’s elections, there are a few changes to polling stations that have been used in previous elections. The new locations will be noted on polling cards, but the changes are:
- Parkers Farm, Delenty Drive, has been changed to Birchwood Youth and Community Centre, Delenty Drive
- The Poplars Pub, Cotswold Road, has been changed to a Mobile Unit on 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 Magdalene’s Church Hall, Dingleway
- Dallam Primary School, Boulting Avenue changed to Little Stars Children’s Centre, Boulting Avenue (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, Warrington Road has been changed to Penketh High School, Heath Road
- Stockton Heath Scout Centre, Parkgate Road has been changed to St Thomas Church Hall, Ellesmere Road (next to the swing bridge) – please note, this polling station is the church hall, not the actual church situated on London Road
You can also find your polling station online at wheredoivote.co.uk
Don’t want to vote in person?
The council is working to make sure that polling stations in Warrington are COVID-secure, to minimise any chance of the virus spreading.
However, some people might prefer not to visit polling stations to vote in person this year. You can apply for a postal or proxy vote which would mean that you don’t have to head out to a polling station in May.
To find out more about the different ways you can vote in this year’s elections, visit warrington.gov.uk/elections2021. You have until 5pm on Tuesday 20 April to apply for a postal vote, and 5pm on Tuesday 27 April to apply for a proxy vote.
Chief Executive at Warrington Borough Council, Professor Steven Broomhead MBE, who is Returning Officer for the elections, said: “Work continues on these logistically complex elections, to make sure that anyone registered to vote in Warrington can do so safely, and in the way they decide – whether that be in person, by post or by proxy.
“Make sure to double check where your polling station is this year as there are a few address changes. Our polling stations will be COVID secure, with social distancing, protective screens and sanitiser in place, so I would like to reassure residents that if you are going to vote in person this year, every step has been taken to ensure your safety.
“However, if you would prefer to vote by post or by proxy this year, make sure to apply before the deadlines later this month.”