Elections 6 May 2021

On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents of Pendle will vote for who they want to represent them on the Borough Council and the County Council. There is also an election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire.

Elections are important – they are your opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you, and on issues that directly affect day-to-day life in Pendle.

Elections and COVID-19

We are thinking about these elections now so that you can vote safely. We are putting arrangements in place to help you stay safe at the polling station, such as hand sanitiser, floor markings and face masks.

What do I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms on election day?

Please don’t come to the polling station if you have Covid-19 symptoms, or if you’ve been asked to self-isolate.  

You can apply for an emergency proxy vote instead, up until 5pm on Thursday 6 May.  

This allows you to nominate someone you trust to vote on your behalf. 

To request an emergency proxy vote, email elections@pendle.gov.uk or call (01282) 661662. 

The ways you can vote

You can choose to vote in person, by post or by proxy. A proxy vote is where you appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf.

If you are thinking about voting by post or proxy, you should apply now:

Borough elections

Every Councillor in every ward is up for election this time. The total number of Councillors is being reduced from 49 to 33.

County Council elections

Police and Crime Commissioner elections

This is to elect the next Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire. You can find more information about this on the Choose my PCC website.

Parish and Town Council by-elections

In Pendle, we also have two by-elections:

Barnoldswick Town Council - Coates Ward

Nelson Town Council - Southfield Ward

Key dates

You need to be registered to vote in order to have a say at the elections. The easiest way is to register to vote on the GOV.UK website.

Changes to wards and polling stations

Please check your Polling Card carefully this year, because your polling station may have changed. This is because of changes to the boundaries of some of our electoral wards, and the reduction in the number of councillors from 49 to 33.

The Silverman Hall Polling Station has now been changed to the Contact Centre, Number One Market Street, Nelson BB9 7LJ (opposite Nelson Library and Nelson Town Hall).‚Äč There will be signs directing you from the Silverman Hall.

More information

If you need more information, you can email the Elections Team or phone 01282 661662 or 661919