Elections – Thursday 6 May 2021

On 6 May 2021, three elections are scheduled to take place in Knowsley.

Residents can go to the polls to have their say on who represents them for:

  • Local Elections – all 15 borough wards plus additional vacancies in the Halewood South and St Gabriel’s wards
  • Police and Crime Commissioner Election – to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside
  • Combined Authority Mayoral Election – to elect a Mayor for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Metro Mayor)

The choice on how to vote at the elections is yours – you can have your say in person, by post, or by proxy.
 
For further information on the Liverpool City Region Mayoral Election and the Police and Crime Commissioner Election, visit the Liverpool Council website:

Notices of Election 

Notice of Election - Borough Election 
Notice of Election - Combined Authority Mayoral Election 
Notice of Election - Police and Crime Commissioner Election 
Address Notice - Police and Crime Commissioner Election 

6 May 2021 Borough Election - Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council  

Statement of Persons Nominated
Notice of Poll
Election Agents Notice

Election of a Combined Authority Mayor for the Liverpool City Region

Statement of Persons Nominated
Agents Notice

Election of a Police and Crime Commissioner for the Merseyside Police Area

Statement of Persons Nominated
Agents Notice

Register

You need to be included on the electoral register to cast your vote. 
 
If you are not on the register or have recently moved address and would like to update your details, the easiest way for you to do this is to visit the government website.

You will need to provide your national insurance number and your date of birth.

You can also email elections@knowsley.gov.uk, or telephone 0151 443 2222 if you would like an application form sending to you in the post.
 
You must register no later than midnight on Monday 19 April 2021 to vote at the elections on 6 May 2021.

Safe voting at polling stations

We are working hard to ensure that polling stations will be a safe place for you to cast your vote in a COVID secure way.  The following measures are being put in place:

  • Additional and regular cleaning
  • Use of protective screens between staff and electors
  • Introduction of social distancing and queuing measures.  This may result in electors having to wait outdoors for a period
  • Requirement for people attending the polling station to wear face masks/coverings, unless exempt
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for use by electors
  • Electors may choose to use their own pencil/pen to mark their ballot papers

You can find your polling station by searching by your address on wheredoivote.co.uk

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm

Apply for a postal vote

If you would prefer not to visit the polling station, postal voting is a safe and secure way for you to cast your vote ahead of election day.  The deadline for receipt of postal vote applications for the May elections is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.
 
Please apply early to ensure your application is processed as soon as possible. Postal vote packs will then be received by electors around 23 April 2021

Voting by post is safe.  When you return your postal voting pack, your signature and date of birth are checked against those you provided on your application form to confirm your identity.  Your signature and date of birth are separated from your ballot paper(s) before they are checked and counted, so by providing this information it will not affect the secrecy of your vote. 
 
To request a postal vote application form to be sent to you by post (with a pre-paid return envelope): 

Apply for a proxy vote

A proxy vote is where you appoint a person to visit your polling station and vote on your behalf.  The deadline for receipt of proxy vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021 for the May elections. 
 
To request a proxy vote application form to be sent to you by post (with a pre-paid return envelope): 

Please note, the person you appoint as your proxy must also be included on the electoral register.

Key election dates

 
Local Candidates and Agents Briefing – virtual via Webex
 
Tuesday 23 March, 5pm
Notice of Election
 
Thursday 25 March
Close of Nominations
 
Thursday 8 April, 4pm
Deadline to register to vote
 
Monday 19 April, Midnight
Deadline for new postal vote applications or to make changes to an existing postal or proxy vote
 
Tuesday 20 April, 5pm
Deadline for proxy applications
 
Tuesday 27 April, 5pm

Candidates

Details of candidates standing at these elections will be available on the website after Close of Nominations at 4pm on Thursday 8 April 2021.

Candidate and Agent Briefing

An online briefing for prospective candidates will be held via Webex at 5pm on Tuesday 23 March – all prospective candidates and their agents must register in advance so that an invite and guidance (if required) can be sent. 

Please register no later than 12pm on Tuesday 23 March by emailing elections@knowsley.gov.uk  
  
If you wish to stand as a candidate but will be unable to join this virtual meeting, then please contact the elections office on 0151 443 2222 for further guidance.

For more information on standing as a candidate at the local election please visit the Electoral Commission website