Elections and voting: election results, registering and how to vote

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Local elections 2018

pollingcard.pngWhere to vote

You can vote at your local polling station on the You can vote at your local polling station. Your polling station details are printed on your polling card.

Your ward

Register to vote

It is now much easier for you to get yourself on the Electoral Register. Visit GOV.UK and complete the simple registration form.

It will ask you to provide your:

  • name
  • address
  • contact details
  • National Insurance number

Please make sure you have this information available before using the form.

Once you have completed the form your details will be sent back to us.

After we have received the form, it can take up to 8 weeks for your details to be added to the Electoral Register. You will receive a letter to confirm that your details have been added, so there's no need for you to contact us again.

How to vote

A wide range of information about how to vote, poll cards and polling stations, and information for disabled voters can be found on the Electoral Commission website.

Contact Blackburn with Darwen Elections on 585920 to:

  • To check if you’re registered to vote
  • Tell us if someone has moved or died
  • Tell us you haven’t received your polling card
  • If you want to know more about the accessibility support and assistance available for registration and voting

If you can't cast your vote in person

Postal votes

Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station. Find out more.

Proxy votes

Proxy voting means that if you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can have someone you trust cast your vote for you. Find out more.

Voting for people with a disability

If you want to know more about the support and assistance available for accessible registration and voting, contact us on 585920 or email elections@blackburn.gov.uk to find out more.

For an easy to read guide on voting please see the MENCAP website.

More information and guidance for carers and support workers about the support and assistance they can provide can be found on the Every Vote Matters website.


Contact details

Mail Electoral Registration Office, Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn. BB1 7DY
Phone Number(s) 01254 585920
Fax Number(s) 01254 682201
E-mail voting@blackburn.gov.uk
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