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Borough Elections 3 May 2018

On Thursday 3 May 2018, the electors of 18 wards will be given the opportunity to elect one new Councillor to represent them. 

The Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Station notice contains information about the candidates, polling stations and time of poll.

To view these notices please click on the ward name below:

To access the Notice of Election for the borough elections please click on this link, Notice of Election (PDF 19KB)

Parish Elections

All the parish elections were uncontested which means that all the validly nominated candidates are elected without contest.

To view the uncontested notices:


Information for voters

Day of poll Thursday 3 May 2018, polling stations are open 7am until 10pm

Deadline to register to vote 17 April 2018 (deadline now passed)

Deadline to apply to vote by post 5.00pm 18 April 2018 (deadline now passed)

** NEWS 21 April** Postal votes are now being delivered around the borough.  Please note that any postal vote applications received by us after 4 April may not be delivered until 24-25 April.  If you have not received your postal vote by Friday 27 April please contact the elections office 01695 585014.

Deadline to apply to vote by proxy 5.00pm 25 April 2018 (non-emergency)

Your pollcard will have the details of your polling station.

Full FAQs (frequently asked questions) are available under Related Information on the right of the screen.

Information for candidates

Thank you to those who attended our briefing sessions on 19 March. 


The nomination period is now closed.

The Count

The deadline to appoint counting and polling station agents is Thursday 26 April.  Appointments must be made in writing. Contact Tom Lynan on tom.lynan@westlancs.gov.uk if you need further information.

The counting of votes will be conducted after the polling stations close on Thursday 3 May. 

We will be verifying ballot papers and counting votes cast overnight into the early hours of Friday 4 May.  It is anticipated that the ward results will be available from 1.30am onwards.


Results for the borough elections will be published live - visit our results page.


This page will be updated regularly