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

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Local Elections - Candidates and Agents Meeting

19th March 2018, Town Hall, Council Chamber at 5.30pm

I will be holding an information meeting for all prospective candidates and agents who wish to attend.  The meeting will cover the following topics:

  • Election Timetable
  • Nominations
  • Nomination and Election Registers
  • Distribution of Postal Votes
  • Opening of Postal Votes
  • Tellers
  • The Count

I intend to issue nomination packs at this meeting.  It would be helpful if you could let the Governance team know by emailing voting@blackburn.gov.uk or contacting 01254 585290 in advance of the meeting the wards for which you require packs.  There will be opportunities for anyone attending this meeting to ask questions which we will endeavour to answer.  If you have any issues or questions that you would like to be discussed I would appreciate it if you could also let me know this in advance of the meeting.

The meeting will take place on Monday 19 March in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Blackburn, BB1 7DY.  Please arrive at the Town Hall at 5:15 p.m. for a 5.30 p.m. start.  Please note that the front entrance to the Town Hall closes at 5.00 p.m., access after this time is via the back door of the Town Hall. 

Harry Catherall - Returning Officer

Election results

The documentation and results (when announced) for the Parliamentary election 08.06.17 and Higher Croft by-election 08.06.17 are available below.

Local elections

The next local elections take place in May 2018.

How to vote

Find out how to vote on the Electoral Commission website.

Registering to vote

It is now much easier for you to get yourself on the Electoral Register. Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and complete the simple registration form. It will ask you to provide your name, address, contact details and your National Insurance number, so please ensure you have this information available before using the form.

The link will take you to an external website, however once you have completed the form, the details will be submitted to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Once 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!

Read about the changes on GOV.UK

Why do I need to register to vote?

Not being registered can affect your chances of getting a mortgage, loan or any sort of credit. Many organisations use the electoral register to confirm that you live at the address you give on an application form, so if you are not included you could miss out on many things - including your right to vote.​​​


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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