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This year there are three elections being held in Worcester.

All eligible electors will be able to vote for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election for the West Mercia Police Area

All eligible electors will be able to vote for their Worcestershire County Councillor for the following Divisions:

  • Bedwardine
  • Claines
  • Gorse Hill & Warndon
  • Nunnery
  • Rainbow Hill
  • Riverside
  • St. John
  • St. Peter
  • St. Stephen
  • Warndon Parish

Eligible electors in the following 12 Wards will also be able to vote for their Worcester City Councillor:

  • Arboretum
  • Battenhall
  • Bedwardine
  • Cathedral
  • Claines
  • Gorse Hill
  • Nunnery
  • Rainbow Hill
  • St. Clement
  • St. John
  • St. Stephen
  • Warndon

Electors in the 12 Wards with three elections will get three ballot papers, either at the polling station or sent in a combined pack through the post.

Electors in the other three Wards will receive two ballot papers.

The voting method for PCC elections is different to local government elections, please see below. Instructions on how to vote in each election are printed on each ballot paper, on posters in polling stations, and on the instructions in postal vote packs.

Electoral Notices

St Peter the Great County Parish Council Election

A vacancy has occurred in the Office of Councillor for the St. Peter the Great County Parish Council. The deadline for receipt of requests is 11.59pm, Wednesday 28 April 2021.

Candidates

A notice detailing the candidates that are standing in each Ward and Division will be published on this website on Friday 9 April. No information about candidates’ politics or manifestos will be available on this website. City and County candidates are responsible for promoting their own candidacy. PCC candidates may submit an election address to the Choose My PCC site.

Read information about standing as a candidate.

Important dates for electors

  • 2 April – By this date you should have received your poll card unless you have only recently registered. If you do not receive a poll card please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check that you are registered.
  • 9 April – Public notice is given of who is standing for election in each area.
  • 19 April – Dispatch of postal vote packs, which should reach electors within three working days. The packs for people who applied for a postal vote after 12 March may be sent at a later date.
  • 19 April at 11:59pm– Deadline to register to vote. If you are not registered or have recently moved you should register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact us for a paper form.
  • 20 April at 5pm – Deadline for applications for postal votes. Apply for a postal vote. 20 April is also the deadline date for changes or cancellations of both postal and proxy votes.
  • 26 April – Despatch of final postal vote packs.
  • 27 April at 5pm – Deadline for applications for proxy votes. Apply for a proxy vote.
  • 29 April – Replacements issued for lost postal votes. If you have lost your postal vote or it was lost in the post, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01905 722530.
  • 6 May – Election day. Polling stations open 7am and close at 10pm. Any voters who are in the polling station, or in a queue outside it, by 10pm will be able to apply for a ballot paper. Voters who have not returned their postal vote before this day can take it to a Worcester polling station or to the Guildhall before 10pm.

Coronavirus

A number of the election processes have been changed this year to mitigate the risk of the Coronavirus. Most of these only involve the candidates rather than electors, but polling stations will be affected.

If you attend a polling station please:

  • Wear a face covering (disposable masks will be available if you forget)
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Follow any one-way system as shown
  • Bring your own pen or pencil (clean pencils will be available if you forget)
  • Follow social distancing guidelines.

Due to social distancing guidelines, all polling stations have a reduced capacity and only a certain number of electors will be allowed in at one time. Please be aware that this could cause queues at peak times.

If you would prefer to vote by alternative means you can apply for a postal or proxy vote.

Due to the reduced capacity at the counting venue, the election results are not expected to be available until Saturday 8 May. Results will be published on this website as soon as they have been declared.

Polling stations

Your polling station will be shown on your poll card. Find the location of your polling station.

If you have lost your poll card and do not know which polling station you should attend, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ask and include your name and address.

PCC voting

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections use a supplementary voting system (as long as there are more than two candidates). The ballot paper will have two columns of boxes next to the candidates. Put a cross in the first column to mark your first choice candidate then, if you wish, put a cross in the second column to mark your second choice. After the first choice votes are counted, if no candidate has over 50% of the vote then the top two candidates go through to a second round of counting and the second choice votes from the eliminated candidates are counted. Whichever of the top two candidates has the most votes (combined from both counts) is elected.

City and County Council elections use the “first-past-the-post” system. Vote for one candidate only by putting a cross in the box next to their name. Whichever candidate has the most votes is elected.

There will be posters to explain these methods at the polling stations or instructions in your postal vote pack. Instructions are also at the top of each ballot paper.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to many common questions about registering and voting at elections.

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