Postal Vote Issue Dates 2021

Please note that postal vote applications received by:

  • 12 March will be issued around 21 April
  • Applications received between 13 March and the close of postal votes on 20 April will not be issued until 26 April

If you're registered to vote, you will be sent a polling card before the election takes place. The polling card will tell you at which polling station you are able to vote. If you are unable to go to the polling station yourself you can apply to vote by post or proxy.

Postal votes 

You can decide to vote by post on a temporary or permanent basis without having to provide a reason.  You can download the postal vote application form from the Electoral Commission website.  Print the form off, complete it and return it to:

Electoral Registration Officer
Electoral Services
Town Hall
Warrington
WA1 1UH

Alternatively, you can contact electoral services on 01925 442184 or at elections@warrington.gov.uk and we'll send you an application form.

Proxy votes

You can ask for someone to vote on your behalf if you are unable to get to the polling station. This is called voting by proxy. If you want to vote by proxy you will need to provide a reason why you aren't able to get to the polling station yourself.

It is possible to have a permanent proxy vote for reasons of a disability or employment. However, your application must be certified through a third party, such as your employer or doctor.

Proxy votes can be done at a polling station or by post.

Emergency proxies

An elector may appoint an emergency proxy at an election up to 5pm on polling day in the following circumstances:

  • in the case of a medical condition (including having to self-isolate due to Covid-19), illness or disability arising after the deadline for ordinary proxy applications 
  • if they are a mental health patient detained under civil powers
  • if their occupation, service or employment means they cannot go to the polling station in person and they became aware of this after the deadline for ordinary proxy applications

Proxy voting on the grounds of coronavirus

If you cannot attend the polling station as a result of following coronavirus advice including the need to self-isolate, you may appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf. You will need to complete a proxy application and make sure that this reaches our office by 5pm on the day of poll

If your nominated proxy is unable to attend the polling station due to following coronavirus advice, including the need to self-isolate you may change the person who you have appointed. You will need to complete a new application for proxy and ensure that this reaches our office by 5pm on the day of poll.

You can download proxy vote application forms from the Electoral Commission website.  Print the form off, complete it and return it to:

Electoral Registration Officer
Electoral Services
Town Hall 
Warrington 
WA1 1UH

Or you can contact electoral services on 01925 442184 or at elections@warrington.gov.uk and we'll send you the application form.

For your proxy to vote by post, they need to complete the proxy postal vote form and return it to the same address as above.

If you're unsure which type of vote you need you can contact electoral services on 01925 442184.