Make your vote count

9th February 2021 in Council News, Elections

On Thursday 6 May 2021 the polls will open for you to have your say on who represents you on Penzance Council. 

In order to be eligible to vote in any elections you need to be on the Electoral Register.

To check if you are registered contact Cornwall Council on 0300 1231 115 or e-mail [email protected].

You can register online at

Why should you register to vote?

• you can nominate a candidate
• you get a say on who represents you
• you have a say on important issues that affect you

Who can register to vote?

You can register to vote if you are:

You can’t vote until you’re 18 years old but you can register to vote from the age of 16.

Ways to vote

There are a number of ways to have your say in the elections in May -you can vote:

  • in a polling station
  • by post
  • by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, which is known as a proxy vote

Further information

You can find further information about registering to vote, postal votes and voting by proxy, and voting as a student by visiting The Electoral Commission website.

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