Local elections postal voting

The 6 May 2021 elections locally consist of Local government elections and referendums in England and Police and Crime Commissioner elections in England and Wales

Previously we reported how the local elections were going ahead during the pandemic. See the article here: https://valonline.org.uk/proxy-voting-to-be-allowed-in-local-elections/

If you are registered to vote in England or Wales and want to vote by post in the local elections on 6 May 2021, you must submit a postal vote application form that is received by your local Electoral Registration Office before 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.

The postal vote application form can be accessed here and details of where to send it:

Local VCSE organisations may want to encourage the local communities they support to access this service.

In addition this may be the first time that some young people have had the chance to vote.

You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections or referendums.

The deadline for registering on the electoral register for these elections is by 11:59pm on 19 April 2021.

You only need to register once – not for every election

However, you need to register again if you’ve changed your name, address, or nationality.

In England, you can vote when you’re 18 or over.

Details of how to register can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Local VCSE organisations supporting young people may want to check that, those who are eligible, have had the opportunity to register.