Election 2021 - results
Follow the Lancashire County Council results live as they come in

Elections 2021

On Thursday, 6 May voters in Chorley will be going to the polls in 3 elections, and you will find all the statutory notices and other information on this page.

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Your poll card will give you the address of the polling station or you can find out below. Please check before going to vote as the polling station may be a different polling station to the one you usually go to.     

Voting by Post

If you have applied to vote by post, because of the complexity of this years elections, you can expect to receive 2 postal vote packs: 

  • one postal vote pack will contain a WHITE ballot paper which is for the Chorley Council election, a YELLOW ballot paper for your Lancashire County Council election and a postal voting statement
  • the other postal vote pack will contain a LILAC ballot paper which is for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire election.  

For you votes to count, you will need to complete and return both postal vote packs, including both personal voting statements.

View more information on how to complete your election postal vote pack.


Chorley Council

Following the electoral review of Chorley Council in 2019, the council will be holding elections to fill all 42 seats of the 14 new wards (3 councillors per ward).  

Lancashire County Council 

1 councillor will be elected to represent each of the 8 county divisions in Chorley.  View more information on Lancashire County Council elections on the Lancashire County Council website.

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Police and Crime Commissioner 

A police and Crime Commissioner will be elected for the Lancashire police area.  View more information on the Police and Crime Commissioner election on the Police and Crime Commissioner website. 

Parish Council 

In addition to the above elections, there are also Parish Council elections in the following areas:

Icon for pdf Anderton - uncontested election [16.31KB]

Icon for pdf Brindle - uncontested election [16.74KB]

Icon for pdf Heath Charnock - uncontested election [16.52KB]

Icon for pdf Hoghton - uncontested election [14.73KB]

Icon for pdf Rivington - uncontested election [16.65KB]

Withnell (Icon for pdf North Ward - uncontested [13.64KB] and Icon for pdf South Ward - uncontested [15.86KB])

Register to vote

To be able to vote in the above election you must be registered on the electoral register for Chorley.  If you are not already registered you have until 19 April to get registered, which you can do by selecting the button below which will take you to the government website.

Register to vote


Postal votes

The deadline to apply for a postal vote for the elections being held in May is 5pm on 20 April 2021.  If you cannot get to the polling station and have missed the chance to vote by post you can apply for somebody to vote on your behalf (proxy vote).  The deadline for proxy voting in 5pm on 27 April 2021. 


Apply for a proxy vote

If you would rather have someone else who you trust, vote on your behalf you can appoint a proxy.  We must receive your completed application by 5pm on Tuesday, 27 April.  To apply for a proxy select the button below which will take you to the government website.

Apply for a proxy vote


Voting at the polling station

For voters who would prefer to vote at a polling station we are making all out venues as Covid-19 safe as possible. Voters are encouraged to bring a face mask and their own pen or pencil to cast their vote. When you arrive, the polling stations will be operating social distancing measures, there will be somewhere for voters to sanitise their hands and regular cleaning will take place. 

If you have any questions about this years elections or if you would like a paper copy of any of the applications forms mentioned above you can email elections@chorley.gov.uk  or telephone 01257 515132.

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