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Local, Combined Authority Mayoral and Police & Crime Commissioner Elections - 6 May 2021

On Thursday 6 May 2021, residents of St Helens can go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at the local elections, Combined Authority Mayoral elections and the Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

While the elections are not until May, we’re already making plans to help you stay safe while casting your vote.  

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

Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission, said:

“The choice on how to vote at next May’s elections is yours – you can have your say in person, by post or by proxy.

“If you’re thinking about voting by post, you can apply now. This will make sure your application is processed early, and your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly. It’s easy to apply and you can find out how by visiting the Electoral Commission website.

“You need to be registered to vote in order to have a say at the elections – the easiest way to register and request a postal vote is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.”

Any residents who have questions can also contact their local elections team at elections@sthelens.gov.uk or telephone 01744 676464.

Key Election Dates

Local candidates and agents' online briefing

17 March at 12.30pm

18 March at 5.30pm

Notice of election 25 March 2021
Close of nominations 4pm on 8 April 2021
Deadline to register vote 19 April 2021
Deadline for new postal vote applications
and to change existing postal or proxy arrangements 
5pm on 20 April 2021
Deadline for proxy applications 5pm on 27 April 2021

Key Links

Find more information on standing as a candidate at the local election.

Find more information on the Police and Crime Commissioner election and the Combined Authority Mayoral election.