Voting and electoral registration

Registering to vote

Poll cards will shortly be delivered to every registered elector across Cheshire East.  Poll cards are white and will give the details of the polling station where you can cast your vote on Thursday 7 May.

Anyone who is currently registered to vote by post will receive a pink postal poll card.

If you have not received your polling card by 13 April you can check if you are registered to vote by calling the helpline number 0300 123 5016. The deadline for new applications to register to vote is Monday 20th April.

If you are unable to go to the polling station on 7 May and require a postal vote please contact the helpline number 0300 123 5016. Completed postal vote applications or alterations or cancellations to existing postal vote arrangements must be received in  the Elections Office no later than 5 pm on 21st April.

If you require a proxy vote (this is when someone votes on your behalf) please contact the helpline number 0300 123 5016 completed applications must be received in the Elections Office no later than 5 pm on 28th April.

The open register

The open register is an extract of the electoral register but is not used for elections. Further details about the open register including how to opt out.

Voting and electoral registration

In order to vote your name must be included on the electoral register or 'register of electors'.

The electoral register is not available to be viewed online.

What you need to do right now..

If you want to be a voter then you MUST register to vote you will need to supply your national insurance number and date of birth.

If you have changed your name please register online

If there are other changes to make, such as someone has moved out you must put this in writing to the address on the letter or in an email to

If you have a disability and require help or assistance please contact the Election helpline on 0300 123 5016.

If you need to change a spelling or request a paper form, call 0300 123 5016.

Individual electoral registration

  • You can now register online
  • Everyone is responsible for registering themselves. (Before June 2014 the 'head of every household' could register everyone who lived at their address.)
  • You need to provide a few more details to register - including your national insurance number and date of birth. This makes the electoral register more secure

Can anyone register to vote?

You have to be:

Contact us

Macclesfield Town Hall
C/O Municipal Buildings
Earle Street

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