Statement on elections 6 May 2021

5 February 2021

Andrew Lewis, Returning Officer for Cheshire West and Chester Council said: 

 “The Government has now confirmed that elections will take place on 6th May 2021.  In Cheshire West and Chester this means the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner, borough by-elections for Frodsham and Neston, and some parish council vacancies.  These elections are taking place in difficult times, but we are determined that Covid-19 will not take away anyone’s right to vote.  We are putting extensive and detailed plans in place to ensure high standards of Covid-19 compliance in our polling stations and count venues.  And I would urge every voter to consider the option of a postal vote. 

 “To apply for a postal vote visit : elreg@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or call 01244 977084. 

“The Council will shortly be contacting those electors for whom it holds an email address but who don’t currently have a postal vote, to let them know how to register to receive one. All people defined as clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 will be contacted to encourage them to apply for a postal or proxy vote. If you receive any communication about elections and you are unsure if it is legitimate you can contact the Council’s Democratic Services team on 01244 977084.”

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