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Text: Local elections are coming on Thursday 2 May

On Thursday 2 May 2024 residents in Warrington will be able to vote at whole council, borough and parish elections and for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cheshire.

Polling Stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.

 

Make sure you are registered to vote

To register you'll need to confirm your identity. The easiest and quickest way to do this is to provide your national insurance number and date of birth. If your details have recently changed (such as if you’ve moved house or changed your name) you also need to let us know.

You can also vote in other ways, such as postal or proxy voting, which is where someone votes on your behalf. Make sure to register before the deadline on Tuesday 16 April at midnight.

Choosing to vote

Voting in person? You'll need to bring photo ID

If you are voting in person, you will need to show an accepted form of photo ID at a polling station before you can vote. The majority of voters will already have an accepted form of ID, but if you don't, you can apply for what's known as a voter authority certificate.

Make sure to register for a voter ID before the deadline on Wednesday 24 April at 5pm.

Find out more about Voter ID requirements

Polling stations

Some polling stations in Warrington have changed - these changes will be reflected on the 'find your polling station' website.

Find your polling station

 

Polling stations - Elections - May 2024
ReferencePolling district(s)Polling place
1NCAGorse Covert Primary School, Gorse Covert Road, WA3 6TS
2NCBBirchwood C Of E Primary School, Admirals Road, Birchwood, WA3 6QG
3NCBBirchwood C Of E Primary School, Admirals Road, Birchwood, WA3 6QG
4NCCThomas Risley Church, Glover Road, Locking Stumps, WA3 7PH
5NCCThomas Risley Church, Glover Road, Locking Stumps, WA3 7PH
6NCDBirchwood Youth & Community Centre, Delenty Drive, Birchwood, WA3 6AN
7NCEBirchwood Library, Birchwood Community Hub, Benson Road, Birchwood, WA3 7PQ
8NDAThe Club, Phipps Lane, WA5 4HQ
9NDBThe Club, Phipps Lane, WA5 4HQ
10NDCWinwick Leisure Centre, Myddleton Lane, WA2 8LQ
11NDDThe Club, Phipps Lane, WA5 4HQ
12NFACulcheth Community Centre, Jackson Avenue, Culcheth, WA3 4EL
13NFBCulcheth Christian Fellowship, Hob Hey Lane, Culcheth, WA3 4NR
14NFCCulcheth Methodist Church , 23 Ellesmere Road, Culcheth, WA3 4BP
15NFDGlazebury Scout Centre, Warrington Road, Glazebury, WA3 5LW
16NFEMobile Unit - Churchill Avenue, Churchill Avenue, Warrington, WA3 5HU
17NFFNewchurch Parish Church, Church Lane, Culcheth, WA3 5ET
18NFGCroft Village Memorial Hall, Mustard Lane, Croft, WA3 7BQ
19NGASt Benedicts Catholic Primary School, Quebec Road, Warrington, WA2 7SB
20NGBThe Old School, Fairfield and Howley Neighbourhood Project, Fairfield Street, WA1 3AJ
21NGC, NGC/1Oakwood Avenue Community Primary School, Oakwood Avenue, WA1 3SZ
22NGDThe Irish Club, Orford Lane, Warrington, WA2 7AL
23NGESt Elphin`s Community Centre, St Katherines Way, WA1 2EG
24NGFNora Street Community House, 15 - 17 Nora Street, WA1 2JG
25NQAThe Roy Humphreys Centre, 86 Sandy Lane, WA2 9HU
26NQBTetley Walker Sports and Social Club, 37 Long Lane, Warrington, WA2 8PU
27NQCSt Ann`s Church, Central Avenue, WA2 8AJ
28NQD, NQD/1St Benedicts Social Centre, Rhodes Street, WA2 7QE
29NQEOrford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, Jubilee Way, WA2 8HE
30NQFOrford Hub Community Centre, Festival Avenue, WA2 9EP
31NSA, NSGMobile Unit - Ulverston Avenue, Ulverston Avenue, Warrington, WA2 9JX
32NSBSt Andrews Church Hall, Poplars Avenue, Warrington, WA2 9UE
33NSCRadley Common Community Centre, Grasmere Avenue, WA2 0LR
34NSDThe Hub, Capesthorne Road, Warrington, WA2 0JF
35NSEGreenwood Community Centre, Meteor Crescent, Warrington, WA2 0DU
36NSFCinnamon Brow Community Centre, Perth Close, WA2 0SF
37NSHCapesthorne Community Centre, Avery Close, Warrington, WA2 0BJ
38NSJThe Orchard Childrens Centre (Little Acorns), Hilden Road, Padgate, WA2 0JP
39NTACinnamon Brow Community Centre, Perth Close, WA2 0SF
40NTACinnamon Brow Community Centre, Perth Close, WA2 0SF
41NTBFearnhead Cross Community and Youth Centre, Fearnhead Cross, Insall Road, WA2 0HD
42NTBFearnhead Cross Community and Youth Centre, Fearnhead Cross, Insall Road, WA2 0HD
43NTC, NTC/1Padgate Youth and Community Centre, Station Road South, WA2 0QS
44NTDPadgate Youth and Community Centre, Station Road South, WA2 0QS
45NTE, NTE/1Cinnamon Brow Community Centre, Perth Close, WA2 0SF
46NUABruche Primary School, Seymour Drive, Paddington, WA1 3TT
47NUBSt Oswalds Catholic Primary School, Padgate Lane, Padgate, WA1 3LB
48NUC, NUD, NUDAlford Sports and Social Club, Manchester Road, Warrington, WA1 3NJ
49NVARixton with Glazebrook Community Hall, Manchester Road, Rixton, WA3 6JZ
50NVBGlazebrook Methodist Church, Glazebrook Lane, WA3 5AY
51NVCSt Martins Methodist Church, Gig Lane, Woolston, WA1 4EE
52NVCSt Martins Methodist Church, Gig Lane, Woolston, WA1 4EE
53NVDWoolston Social Club, 50 Manchester Road, Woolston, WA1 4AD
54NVEWoolston Neighbourhood Hub, Hall Road, WA1 4PN
55NVFBruche Primary School, Seymour Drive, Paddington, WA1 3TT
56NXALittle Learners, Callands Road, WA5 9RJ
57NXBLittle Learners, Callands Road, WA5 9RJ
58NXCKingswood Community Centre, Kingswood Road, WA5 7XQ
59NXDWestbrook Library, Westbrook, Warrington, WA5 8UG
60SAASt Mary Magdalenes Church Hall, 87 Dingleway, Appleton, WA4 3AG
61SABBroomfields Leisure Centre, Broomfields Road, Appleton, WA4 3AE
62SACAppleton Parish Hall, Dudlow Green Road, Appleton, WA4 5EQ
63SAC, SADAppleton Parish Hall, Dudlow Green Road, Appleton, WA4 5EQ
64SAE, SAFSt Matthews Church Hall, Stretton Road, Stretton, WA4 4NT
65SAGSt John`s Community Church Hall, Old Chester Road, Higher Walton, WA4 6TG
66SBALittle Stars Childrens Centre, Boulting Avenue, Warrington, WA5 0JG
67SBBCommunity Shop, Troutbeck Avenue, Bewsey, WA5 0AS
68SBCCommunity Shop, Troutbeck Avenue, Bewsey, WA5 0AS
69SBDWarrington Day Centre Project, 44 Allen Street, WA2 7JB
70SBESt Albans R C Primary School, Bewsey Road, Warrington, WA5 0JS
71SBF, SBGWhitecross Community & Recreation Centre , Lexden Street, WA5 1PT
72SBHPyramid, Palmyra Square South, WA1 1BL
73SBJSt Werburghs Community Hub, Boswell Avenue, WA4 6DQ
74SEASt Phillip`s (Westbrook) Church, 301-302 Westbrook Centre, Westbrook, WA5 8UF
75SEBChapelford Village Primary School, Santa Rosa Boulevard, WA5 3AL
76SEBChapelford Village Primary School, Santa Rosa Boulevard, WA5 3AL
77SECChapelford Village Primary School, Santa Rosa Boulevard, WA5 3AL
78SEDBewsey Barns Community Centre, Old Hall Road, WA5 9PA
79SEE, SEE/1Westbrook Old Hall Primary School, Old Hall Road, Old Hall, WA5 9QA
80SHAGrappenhall Library, Victoria Road, WA4 2PE
81SHBAppleton Thorn Village Hall, Stretton Road, Appleton, WA4 4RT
82SHCGrappenhall Community Centre, Bellhouse Lane, Grappenhall, WA4 2SG
83SHDMobile Unit, Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden, Witherwin Avenue, WA4 3DS
84SHEGrappenhall Independent Methodist Church Hall, Barton Avenue, WA4 2LE
85SJAGreat Sankey Neighbourhood Hub, Lingley Green Avenue, Great Sankey, WA5 3AA
86SJAGreat Sankey Neighbourhood Hub, Lingley Green Avenue, Great Sankey, WA5 3AA
87SJBTim Parry Community Centre, Cromdale Way, WA5 3NY
88SJCWhittle Hall Community Centre, Lonsdale Close, WA5 3UA
89SJC/1Barrow Hall Primary School, Sophia Drive, Great Sankey, WA5 3TX
90SJDGreat Sankey Primary School, Liverpool Road, Great Sankey, WA5 1SB
91SKAHood Manor Community Centre, Raikes Close, WA5 1XE
92SKAHood Manor Community Centre, Raikes Close, WA5 1XE
93SKBHood Lane Community Centre, 131 Hood Lane North, Great Sankey, WA5 1XU
94SKCKings Community Centre, Marina Avenue, Great Sankey, WA5 1JH
95SKDGreat Sankey Childrens Centre, Liverpool Road, Great Sankey, WA5 1SB
96SKESankey Bridges Community Centre, 351 Old Liverpool Road, WA5 1EB
97SLALatchford Methodist Church Hall, 6 Thelwall Lane, Warrington, WA4 1LH
98SLBGrange Sports and Social Club, 52 Grange Avenue, WA4 1QH
99SLBGrange Sports and Social Club, 52 Grange Avenue, WA4 1QH
100SLCWesty Community Centre, Bridgewater Avenue, WA4 1TA
101SLDLatchford Baptist Church Hall, Loushers Lane, WA4 2RP
102SMASt Hildas Mission, Slater Street, Warrington, WA4 1DN
103SMBSt Johns Church Hall, Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington, WA4 6QE
104SMCSt Werburghs Community Hub, Boswell Avenue, WA4 6DQ
105SMDWarrington Town FC Sports & Social Club, Cantilever Park, Common Lane, WA4 2RS
106SNAOughtrington Community Centre, Oughtrington Crescent, WA13 9JD
107SNAOughtrington Community Centre, Oughtrington Crescent, WA13 9JD
108SNBStatham Primary School, Warrington Road, WA13 9BE
109SNCThelwall Community Junior School, Thelwall New Road, WA4 2HX
110SNDThelwall Community Junior School, Thelwall New Road, WA4 2HX
111SNEBradshaw Community Primary School, Bradshaw Lane, WA4 2QN
112SNFGrappenhall Community Centre, Bellhouse Lane, Grappenhall, WA4 2SG
113SPACherry Blossom Preschool, Cherry Tree Primary School, Hardy Road, WA13 0NX
114SPBSt Marys Church Hall, Crouchley Lane, WA13 0AS
115SPCLymm Village Hall, Pepper Street, Lymm, WA13 0JB
116SRA, SREPenketh South Community Primary School, Finlay Avenue, WA5 2PN
117SRBWynsors World of Shoes, 74 Warrington Road, WA5 2JZ
118SRCWynsors World of Shoes, 74 Warrington Road, WA5 2JZ
119SRDSt Josephs Parish Centre, Meeting Lane, Penketh, WA5 2BB
120SRFPenketh Pool and Community Centre, Honiton Way, WA5 2EY
121SRGGreat Sankey Primary School, Liverpool Road, Great Sankey, WA5 1SB
122SRHTim Parry Community Centre, Cromdale Way, WA5 3NY
123SRJGreat Sankey Childrens Centre, Liverpool Road, Great Sankey, WA5 1SB
124SWA, SWFSt Thomas Church Hall, Ellesmere Road, Stockton Heath, WA4 6DS
125SWB, SWGStockton Heath Methodist Church, Heath Street, WA4 6LP
126SWC, SWDStockton Heath Library, Alexandra Park, Alexandra Road, WA4 2AN
127SWESt Mary Magdalenes Church Hall, 87 Dingleway, Appleton, WA4 3AG

Apply for a postal or proxy vote

If you'd prefer not to vote in person, you can apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote.

Make sure to register to vote by post before Wednesday 17 April at 5pm and register to vote by proxy before Wednesday 24 April at 5pm.

Find out what this means:

Apply for a postal or proxy vote


Standing for election

Nominations to stand for election as a candidate for Borough and Parish Elections will be accepted by the Returning Officer at The Town Hall, Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1UH between the hours of 10am and 4pm from Tuesday 12 March until close of nominations at 4pm on Friday 5 April. You can request a set of nomination papers by contacting nominations@warrington.gov.uk.

Candidates can view ward boundaries which detail the area on Warrington's map you could be representing on the Ordnance Survey website.

If you are standing for election and would like more information, or if you have any questions or concerns, head to our becoming a councillor page which contains useful guidance and information about the process.

Give feedback on the nomination process - for candidates and agents


Making voting accessible

There's lots of support to help people to vote, including translated materials for those with English as a second language, as well as accessible materials like easy read and braille materials for disabled voters.

Find out how we can support you to vote

Frequently asked questions

When is the election and what elections are taking place?

On Thursday 2 May, residents in Warrington will be voting at local 'all out' elections.

What are the changes to elections this year following the Elections Act?

The Election Act contains measures that affect elections and the way we vote, campaigning and the rules on campaign spending and funding, and parliamentary oversight of the Electoral Commission.

Changes that have come into force so far include:

Requirement to show ID at polling stations 

  • If an elector refuses to provide valid photo ID, staff will be unable to issue a ballot paper
  • If an elector does not have photo ID with them, they can return up until 10pm
  • If an elector has a face covering, we will have privacy screens if needed, so they can confirm ID before voting

Accessibility 

  • Disabled voters can now choose anyone who is over 18 to accompany them in the polling station to help them vote
  • Improving the accessibility of elections, such as aids like braille ballot paper information, pencil grips, tactile voting devices and magnifiers to help disabled people to vote

Changes to postal and proxy voting

  • Postal votes are now valid for a maximum of 3 years then full reapplication instead refreshing signature every 5 years. All applications now need NI number
  • Proxy vote changes mean electors will only be allowed to act as proxy for up to 4 people, of whom no more than 2 can be ‘domestic electors
  • Existing long term proxy voters have been invited to reapply by 31 January. We can only accept paper applications for Long term proxy applications
  • Electors can now apply online for an absent vote - apply for a postal vote or proxy vote on GOV.UK
  • Paper applications are also available on GOV.UK, or electors can request us to send a paper form to them.

Preventing undue influence and a new intimidatory sanction

  • Changes made to simplify and clarify the offence of undue influence.
  • This extends to anyone who seeks to intimidate a voter either inside or outside a polling station.

Other changes include

  • More flexibility in the use of commonly used names in the nomination process
  • Changes to overseas voting
  • Political parties/campaigners are banned from handling postal votes (unless it is their own) at elections from 2 May 2024
  • There will be a limit of five postal vote packs that a person can hand to staff at a polling station (7am -10pm on polling day) or council offices (these venues are Town Hall or Times Square Reception between 9am and 5pm).

More information can be found on the Electoral Commission website

 
 
Key dates for the 2024 Local Elections
  • Publication of notice of election (Local and Parish) - Monday 11 March  
  • Deadline for nominations - Friday 5 April (4pm)
  • Deadline of appointment of election agent- Friday 5 April (4pm)
  • Statement of persons nominated - Monday 8 April (by 5pm)
  • Deadline for receiving applications to register to vote    - Tuesday 16 April (midnight)
  • Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes - Wednesday 17 April (5pm)
  • Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy - Wednesday 24 April (5pm)
  • Deadline for the notification of appointment of polling and counting agents - Thursday 25 April  
How can I vote at the May 2024 elections?

There are a number of ways to have your say in May - you can vote in a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, known as a proxy vote.

How can I apply to vote by post or proxy?
Is voting by post safe?

Yes, voting by post is safe and proven cases of electoral fraud are rare. When voting by post, you should mark your vote on the ballot paper in secret, and seal the envelope yourself.

You will also be asked to give your date of birth and signature when applying for a postal or proxy vote. This makes postal voting safe, because when you return your postal voting pack your signature and date of birth are checked against those you provided before to confirm your identity.

Your signature and date of birth are separated from your ballot paper before it is looked at or counted, so giving this information will not affect the secrecy of your vote.

Will I need to bring my own pen or pencil?

Pencils will be available at all polling stations in the borough. You may bring your own pen or pencil and use this to vote for the candidate/s of your choice.

When an election takes place if it has been requested through a casual vacancy

The election must usually be held within 60 days of the date that the vacancy arises.

Becoming a candidate

The qualifications for becoming a candidate and the nomination form and other documents are on the Electoral Commission website.

Nominations can only be taken at certain times during the election timetable. More details of these times for specific elections are given on the notice of election.

We will publish nomination papers and statutory notices for elections on this page during each election period.

If you have any questions, there is more general information on the Electoral Commission website or you can call 01925 442184 or email elections@warrington.gov.uk