Time running out to register to vote in local elections on May 6.

Published: Fri 16th April, 2021

Elections are being held for Leicestershire County Council and the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner on May 6.

The last chance to register to vote in these elections is 11.59pm on Monday, April 19. Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

While polling stations will be Covid-secure and open as usual, postal votes are an option for all, but applications must be received by the deadline of 5pm on April 20.

To apply to vote by post, you need to download, print and fill in a postal vote application form and send the completed form to the electoral services team at Charnwood Borough Council.

If you aren’t able to cast your vote in person, you can ask someone you trust to cast your vote for you. This is called a proxy vote and the proxy (person voting on your behalf) can either go to your polling station to cast your vote, or apply to vote for you by post.

To apply for a proxy vote at your polling station you should complete the form to vote by proxy, explaining why you can't get to your polling station in person. The deadline for proxy votes is April 27. However, if you are self-isolating, then you can apply up to 5pm on voting day itself.

For more information on postal votes and proxy voting, please visit  www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/lcc_pcc_elections