Voting

Find information on polling stations, postal votes and proxy votes.

There are three ways to vote:

  • voting in person involves visiting the polling station
  • voting by post
  • asking someone you trust to vote on your behalf (by proxy)

Voter ID

The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo identification (ID) when voting at a polling station at elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Go to our Voter ID page for more information

Polling stations

You can vote at your local polling station. Use the online postcode search to find out where yours is.

Postal votes

Anyone can apply to vote by post. You don’t need to give a reason.

Find out more about voting by post on GOV.UK

Proxy votes

Voting by proxy means getting someone to vote on your behalf.

Find more about voting by proxy on GOV.UK

Please send completed postal and proxy vote application forms to:

Elections Team, Blackburn Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY