Elections

Voting

Information on registering to vote and making applications to vote by post or by proxy can be found at yourvotematters.co.uk

If you need assistance or further information, please contact Sefton Council on 0345 140 0845 or email Electoral Services at electors@sefton.gov.uk 

Sefton Borough Elections

Sefton has a Council of 66 Members or Councillors who make decisions on matters affecting the borough. The borough is divided into 22 wards and each ward is represented by 3 Councillors who are appointed for a term of 4 years.

Parliamentary General Election - December 12, 2019

A Parliamentary General Election will be held on Thursday 12 December 2019.

There are three Parliamentary Constituencies in Sefton, Bootle, Sefton Central and Southport.

Voters will be asked to elect one of the candidates to serve as a Member of Parliament for each Constituency.

Every person who is registered to vote at the election as of the 31 October 2019 will receive an official poll card. The poll card will state the date and time of the election and the polling station the registered elector must vote at, or if the elector has previously asked to vote by post, when they should expect to receive their postal vote.

Notice Of Parliamentary Election For The Sefton Central Parliamentary Constituency (word 27KB)
Notice Of Parliamentary Election For The Southport Parliamentary Constitiency (word 27KB)
Notice Of Parliamentary Election For The Bootle Parliamentary Constituency (word 27KB)

Make sure you are registered to vote!

Anyone not already registered to vote can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

To vote at the election you must be 18 years old and a British, Irish or Commonwealth Citizen.

The deadline for applying to vote at the election is Midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019

When applying you must provide your Date of Birth and your National Insurance Number.

If you do not know your National Insurance Number then your application will not be processed and we will need to contact you.

National Insurance Numbers are issued to everyone at around 15 and half year’s old. If you do not know your number, please visit https://www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number

To register to vote or for more information on registering to vote, please visit https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter

Anyone registering to vote after the 31 October 2019 and before the deadline on Tuesday 26 November 2019 will receive an official poll card around the 5 December 2019.

If you registered to vote, but cannot vote in person at your polling station on election day, you can apply to vote by post.

All new applications to vote by post must be received no later than 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

For further information on voting by post, please visit https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/how-cast-your-vote/voting-post

The envelope containing a postal vote will look like this. This should not be confused with any other piece of election material issued by political parties.

Postal Vote

Instructions on how to vote by post are included and most be followed in order for the vote to validated.

If you spoil or lose your postal vote, you should contact us immediately on 0345 140 0845 or email us at electors@sefton.gov.uk

Your postal vote will be cancelled and a fresh ballot pack will be delivered to you.

You can appoint someone to vote on your behalf as your proxy.

All new applications to appoint a proxy must be received no later than 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019

For further information on proxy voting, please visit https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/how-cast-your-vote/voting-proxy

If you have been living overseas, but you have been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years then you can register to vote as an overseas elector.

For further information, please visit https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/overseas-voters

You can vote by post or by proxy, but it may be prudent to appoint a proxy in the UK to vote on your behalf.

Application deadlines are the same as those for UK electors.

Students can register to vote from their home address and at their University address

The rules only allow you to vote in one constituency at a General Election.

If you are registered to vote at your University address and you know you will be back at home on the 12 December 2019, then you can register to vote at your home address up until Tuesday 26 November 2019 at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

If you are at home, but would like to vote from your University address, then you should contact the local authority where you are registered with and arrange for a postal vote.

When completing the application, you can request that the postal pack is delivered to your home address. You can do this up to 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

When voting in this election you will vote to elect a Candidate to become a Member of Parliament for the area in which you live.

The ballot paper will contain the names of candidates and the political party they represent or they may be an Independent candidate.

The ballot paper will not have the names of Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson or any other leader of a political party on it.

Official poll cards are issued to every person registered to vote at the election.

Poll cards are issued for information purposes. We do not re-issue poll cards.

Electors can take them to the polling station and this will assist the staff, but it is not necessary to do so.

To vote in this election, every elector will be able to vote once by marking an X against the name of the candidate they wish to vote for.

In polling stations, a specially designed pencil is provided. You cannot rub the pencil mark out, but if a mistake is made then election rules allow the vote to be clearly crossed out and then vote for the correct candidate.

Voters may use a pen or other writing implement if they prefer.

Local Elections - May 2, 2019

Notice was given for elections of Borough Ward Councillors and a Parish Councillor (Sefton Parish), and polling took place on Thursday May 3, 2018.

Previous Parliamentary General Elections 

View the Sefton results of recent Parliamentary General Elections, the last of which was held on June 8, 2017.

Parish and Town Council Elections

There are 9 Parish and 1 Town Council in Sefton. Parish and Town Council Elections are held every four years to elect the whole of the council. 

Notice of Poll - Sefton & Lunt Villages Parish Council (August 2019) (word 17KB)
Declaration of Result - Melling Parish (July 2019) (word 19KB)
Notice of Uncontested Election - Thornton Parish (July 2019) (word 7KB)
Parish Council Election Results - May 2019 (word 41KB)

Make sure you are registered to vote!

Anyone not already registered to vote can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

To vote at the election you must be 18 years old and a British, Irish or Commonwealth Citizen.

The deadline for applying to vote at the election is Midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019

When applying you must provide your Date of Birth and your National Insurance Number.

If you do not know your National Insurance Number then your application will not be processed and we will need to contact you.

National Insurance Numbers are issued to everyone at around 15 and half year’s old. If you do not know your number, please visit https://www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number

To register to vote or for more information on registering to vote, please visit https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter

Anyone registering to vote after the 31 October 2019 and before the deadline on Tuesday 26 November 2019 will receive an official poll card around the 5 December 2019.

If you registered to vote, but cannot vote in person at your polling station on election day, you can apply to vote by post.

All new applications to vote by post must be received no later than 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

For further information on voting by post, please visit https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/how-cast-your-vote/voting-post

The envelope containing a postal vote will look like this. This should not be confused with any other piece of election material issued by political parties.

Postal Vote

Instructions on how to vote by post are included and most be followed in order for the vote to validated.

If you spoil or lose your postal vote, you should contact us immediately on 0345 140 0845 or email us at electors@sefton.gov.uk

Your postal vote will be cancelled and a fresh ballot pack will be delivered to you.

You can appoint someone to vote on your behalf as your proxy.

All new applications to appoint a proxy must be received no later than 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019

For further information on proxy voting, please visit https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/how-cast-your-vote/voting-proxy

If you have been living overseas, but you have been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years then you can register to vote as an overseas elector.

For further information, please visit https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/overseas-voters

You can vote by post or by proxy, but it may be prudent to appoint a proxy in the UK to vote on your behalf.

Application deadlines are the same as those for UK electors.

Students can register to vote from their home address and at their University address

The rules only allow you to vote in one constituency at a General Election.

If you are registered to vote at your University address and you know you will be back at home on the 12 December 2019, then you can register to vote at your home address up until Tuesday 26 November 2019 at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

If you are at home, but would like to vote from your University address, then you should contact the local authority where you are registered with and arrange for a postal vote.

When completing the application, you can request that the postal pack is delivered to your home address. You can do this up to 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

When voting in this election you will vote to elect a Candidate to become a Member of Parliament for the area in which you live.

The ballot paper will contain the names of candidates and the political party they represent or they may be an Independent candidate.

The ballot paper will not have the names of Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson or any other leader of a political party on it.

Official poll cards are issued to every person registered to vote at the election.

Poll cards are issued for information purposes. We do not re-issue poll cards.

Electors can take them to the polling station and this will assist the staff, but it is not necessary to do so.

To vote in this election, every elector will be able to vote once by marking an X against the name of the candidate they wish to vote for.

In polling stations, a specially designed pencil is provided. You cannot rub the pencil mark out, but if a mistake is made then election rules allow the vote to be clearly crossed out and then vote for the correct candidate.

Voters may use a pen or other writing implement if they prefer.

Liverpool City Region Mayoral Elections

On Thursday 4 May 2017, all residents over the age of 18 years living in the Liverpool City Region were entitled to vote for the first ever Liverpool City Region Mayor.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority secured a Devolution Agreement with the Government which will see powers, decision making and funding being devolved to the Liverpool City Region. This includes priorities such as employment and skills, strategic housing, transport and economic development. A condition of the Devolution Agreement was to have a directly Elected Mayor for the Liverpool City Region.

Having the ability to control budgets and decisions at a local level means that they are aligned to the needs of our residents, businesses and region.

View the results of the Liverpool City Region Mayoral Elections.


Last Updated on 11 November 2019