Changes to St Helens polling station venues ahead of May elections

Registered voters in St Helens Borough might find that their usual polling station has been relocated for the upcoming elections as they start to receive their poll cards.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 7:26 am
Updated Friday, 26th March 2021, 7:30 am
The St Helens Borough Local Elections, the Police & Crime Commissioner elections and the Liverpool City Region Mayoral elections take place on Thursday, May 6.

Poll cards will also confirm the elector’s current method of voting and state the relevant deadlines to make any changes, ahead of the St Helens Borough Local Elections, the Police & Crime Commissioner elections and the Liverpool City Region Mayoral elections on Thursday, May 6.

Residents are being encouraged to vote by post, but if you want to vote in person it's worth checking to make sure you know where your polling station is.

The polling stations that have changed are as follows, all others remain the same:

Christ Church Haydock URC, changed to St Mark’s Centre, Park Street, WA11 0BH

St Augustines High School, merged with St Marys Catholic Primary School Blackbrook, Chain Lane, WA11 9QY

St Paul’s Church, changed to St Marys Catholic Primary School Blackbrook, Chain Lane, WA11 9QY

St Marys Birchley Primary School, changed to St Marys Parish Centre, Trent Road, WN5 7QT

Rectory CE Primary School, changed to Holy Trinity Church, Rectory Road, WN4 0QF

Garswood Primary School, changed to The Stag Garswood, Station Road, WN4 0SD

Newton Family & Community Centre (district NEB), changed to Vulcan Bowling Club, 22 Raleigh Close, WA12 8NN

Newton Family & Community Centre (district NEC), changed to Wargrave Community Hub, 143 Alder Street, WA12 8HR

St Marys Catholic Primary School, changed to Newton-le-Willows Primary School, Sanderling Road, WA12 9UF

St Peter’s Memorial Hall, changed to St Peter’s Church, Broad Oak Road, WA9 2DZ

Corpus Christi Primary School, changed to Corpus Christi Parish Hall, Alfred Street, WA11 8BY

Mobile Unit at Crank Nursery, changed to Mobile Unit at Red Cat car park, 8 Red Cat Lane, WA11 8RU

Windleshaw Catholic Club, changed to Cowley 6th Form College, entrance at King Edward Road, WA10 6LD

St Julies Primary School, changed to St Julies Parish Church Hall, Howards Lane, WA10 5HJ

Eccleston Lane Ends Primary School, changed to St James with St Matthew’s Church, St Helens Road L34 2QB

Mobile Unit at the Black Horse, changed to Lady Help of Christians Church Hall, Portico Lane, L34 2QT

Holy Cross School, Charles Street, changed to Holy Cross Parish Hall, Corporation Street, WA10 1EF

Mobile Unit at Lord Street, changed to The Beacon Building, College Street, WA10 1TF

Mobile Unit at The Shires, changed to Willowbrook – The Living Well, Borough Road, WA10 3RN

Poll cards sent to polling station voters will show the address of the elector’s allocated polling station.

Postal poll cards sent to postal voters will show the address that the postal vote will be sent to, along with an indication of when the postal vote is likely to be sent.

If you're not registered to vote, register online by Monday April 19.

Polling stations in St Helens Borough will be safe places to vote in May, but some residents may be anxious about the risk that Covid-19 poses to all aspects of daily life and postal voting offers a more convenient and contact-free way to vote.

St Helens Borough Council is therefore encouraging residents to apply for postal voting, and to do so early.

Voting by post is safe, simple and convenient and you can apply until 5pm on Tuesday, April 20. To request a postal vote application form email the council’s Electoral Services at [email protected] or call 01744 676464, or download a form: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voting-person-post-or-proxy/voting-post

Polling stations will be open on election day, with Covid-19 safety measures. For more information, visit www.gov.uk and search 'how to vote.'

Remember, if you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can ask someone you trust to cast your vote for you, known as voting by proxy. The person voting on your behalf can either go to your polling station to cast your vote or can apply to vote for you by post.