In March 2020 the government announced that the elections scheduled for 7 May 2020 would be delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are being held at the same time as the elections previously scheduled for 2021.
Wirral Council has 66 Councillors in 22 electoral wards. Each ward is represented by three Councillors. One Councillor in each ward stands for election in three out of every four years. Each Councillor is elected for a term of four years.
Polling stations are observing strict Covid-safe procedures, including the frequent cleaning of booths and social distancing. As usual, voters can bring their own pencils for completing ballots in order to reduce the risk of transfer of the COVID-19 virus.
Voters who registered to do so can also return their ballots by post, or have a nominated person vote on their behalf (proxy voting). Voters who did not post their votes in time can still vote in person at their polling station.
Those who have to self-isolate because of COVID-19 have until 5pm this afternoon to apply for an emergency proxy vote.
The votes for the local elections will be counted on the afternoon of Friday 7 May. The results will be published on this website.
Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm today.
You don’t need your poll card to vote.
You must vote at your assigned polling station.
If you are registered to vote, but you don’t have your poll card, you can go to the polling station and give them your name and address.
You don’t need any form of ID.
If you registered for a postal vote, but haven’t posted it, you can take it to your local polling station
Following is a full list of Wirral candidates. Where a candidate’s name is in italics, it denotes that that person is the sitting councillor.