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Elections and voting

At Chorley Borough Council there are 42 seats. Councillors are elected every year, over a 4 year cycle. The next scheduled local authority election will be held on 2 May 2024.

We organise and conduct elections at all levels - from UK Parliamentary and Police and Crime Commissioner elections through to the county, borough, and parish councils. We are also responsible for the conduct of national referenda.

You must be registered to be able to vote. The quickest and easiest way is to do it online using the link below.

Register to vote

Register to vote

To be able to vote in elections, you must be registered to vote. By law, you must register to vote if you are eligible to do so, or you could be fined up to £80.

How and where to vote

There are 3 different ways in which you can vote in an election, at the polling station, by post or by opting to have a proxy vote on your behalf.

Apply to vote by post

Anyone who is registered to vote can apply to be a postal voter. You do not need to give a reason.

Proxy votes (someone voting on your behalf)

Voting by proxy means that you can appoint someone else to vote on your behalf. Your proxy would need to vote at the same polling station you would vote at yourself. However, if they wish to, your proxy could apply to vote by post as a postal proxy voter.

Elections of councillors in Chorley

At the moment there are 47 borough councillors within Chorley. From the election in May 2021 this will reduce to 42 councillors due to a local government ward boundary review, the results of which were announced in March 2019.

Become a Councillor

You can stand as a candidate in 3 different types of elections. Most candidates are nominated through a political party. However, individuals are welcome to stand in their own right.

Polling district review

Every local authority is required to undertake a review of its polling districts and polling places. View information on our review.

Register of electors

There are 2 versions of the electoral register - the full register and the open register.

Mayoral elections

This council is legally required to advertise the number of electors required to sign a petition to hold a referendum for an elected mayor.

Voter ID at polling stations

Voter ID requirements for elections.

EU citizens' voting and candidacy rights

As part of the Elections Act 2022, new legislation will come into effect, after the scheduled elections, that will impact EU citizens' voting and candidacy rights.

May 2024 Police and Crime Commissioner, Chorley Borough Council and Parish Council elections.

On Thursday, 2 May, there will be elections held in Chorley for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, Chorley Borough Council and the parish councils of Anderton, Brindle, Heath Charnock, Hoghton, Rivington and Withnell

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