Act now to ensure you can have your say on 6 May

Polling station 6

Polling cards for the local elections on 6 May will be dropping through people's letterboxes over the next few days – and the Council is urging people to 'act sooner rather than later' if they require a postal vote, a proxy vote or need to register to vote.

Cheshire East residents will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire.

A number of local council by-elections will also take place on that day - including Wilmslow Town Council (Lacey Green Ward) and Handforth Parish Council (West Ward) and neighbourhood planning referenda - including Alderley Edge.

Key dates are as follows:

● 9 April – Call elections team on 0300 123 5016 if you have not received your polling card by 9 April;

● 19 April – Deadline for registering to vote is midnight on 19 April. You can apply online.

● 20 April – Completed forms for postal vote applications to be received by Cheshire East Council elections team before 5pm; and

● 27 April – Deadline for completed applications for proxy vote (5pm)

Cheshire East Council's chief executive Lorraine O'Donnell, who is the Returning Officer for elections in the borough, said: "It is important that everyone who is eligible is able to have their say in these elections. So, don't leave it too late to register to vote or register for a postal or proxy ballot."

On polling day, Thursday 6th May, for those who choose to vote in person, polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm. Covid-secure arrangements will be in place, similar to those you might expect in shops and banks, such as hand sanitiser, floor markings and face masks so that voters can vote safely.

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Raymond Walker
Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 4:57 pm
Thank you for this information.
Don't we need a list of who is standing and a potted description of their credentials?
Mark Russell
Thursday 8th April 2021 at 2:47 pm
Good Point Raymond.

I’ll save everyone a load of trouble. All incumbents will brag about what they have done, most of which would have happened anyway. They will make promises they won’t keep, like let’s say sorting parking.

And this time in five years, it’s the same promises/excuses.

And don’t bother complaining as you’ll be told is “if you can do better, you stand next time”

Oh, nothings their fault, it’s always Cheshire east, the police, central government, next doors cat, etc etc.
Paul Dawson
Thursday 8th April 2021 at 10:02 pm
@Raymond. I managed to find this link to the various elections taking place on 6 May.

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/voting_and_elections/elections/elections-6-may-2021.aspx

@Mark Having received John Dwyer's pitch for the Police & Crime Commissioner through the letterbox earlier, surprise/surprise he promises to have more police officers, make our roads safer and cut crime. The PCC does seem like a really pointless role. I suspect your rant is aimed at some other local councillors though but you might need to wait to stand unless you live in Lacey Green Ward or Handforth West Ward
Mark Russell
Friday 9th April 2021 at 10:47 am
Hi Paul. Agree 100% with your comment re PCC. Total waste of money both him and his office. That money should go direct to paying for more coppers.
Jon Williams
Monday 19th April 2021 at 9:17 am
CONCHIE
Jo
(address in Over & Verdin
Ward)
Liberal Democrat

DWYER
John Vincent
(address in Crewe and
Nantwich)
The Conservative Party Candidate

GOULDING
Nick
(address in Shakerley Ward) Reform UK

KEANE
David Michael
(address in Lymm North &
Thelwall Ward)
Labour and Co-operative Party

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