With a week left until voters in Halton go to the polls on 6 May, Halton Borough Council is urging voters to get ready to vote.
In Halton there are three elections taking place – for Halton Borough Council, the Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioner, and the Liverpool City Region Mayor.
Polling stations will be safe places to vote on 6 May. People voting in person are encouraged to keep themselves and others safe by:
- wearing a face covering
- bringing their own pen or pencil
- cleaning their hands when entering and leaving the polling station
- keeping a safe distance
Voters should not attend the polling station if they have symptoms of Covid-19, or if they have been asked to self-isolate. Anyone who develops symptoms, or is asked to self-isolate shortly before polling day, has up to 5pm on polling day to apply for an emergency proxy vote. This allows them to nominate someone they trust to vote on their behalf.
Your poll card will tell you where to find your polling station. Make sure you check the information on your polling card, as your polling station might have changed since the last elections. You do not need your poll card to vote, however, we encourage you to bring it with you to make the process quicker and more efficient.
Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May. Voters who have opted to vote by post must return their postal ballot pack by 10pm; they can hand it in at their polling station if they don’t have time to return it by post.
For further information on how to apply for an emergency proxy, voters should contact the electoral registration team at Halton Borough Council on 0303 333 4300.
For further information on elections in Halton visit our website