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See the candidates standing in May’s county elections

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The list of candidates standing in the upcoming Lancashire County Council elections has now been published.

All 84 seats on the county council are up for election on Thursday 6 May, and the statement of persons nominated can now be viewed at lancashire.gov.uk/elections.

People are being reminded to ensure they are registered to vote in order to have their say in the elections, with only a little over a week left to do so.

The deadline for applying online to register to vote is Monday 19 April, and anyone wishing to apply for a postal vote must submit their form in time for in to be received by their local borough or district council before 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.

The county council provides important local government services in Lancashire including education, fostering and adoption, health and social care, cultural services, libraries and archives, registering births, deaths and marriages, recycling, trading standards and highways and transport.

Special arrangements are being made to ensure polling stations are Covid-safe for everyone who wants to vote in person, such as having screens up and asking people to bring their own pen or pencil.

Angie Ridgwell, returning officer for the Lancashire County Council elections, said: “The elections in May are your chance to have your say about who will take decisions on the many vital services which the county council delivers over the next four years.

“If you are not yet registered to vote, or wish to apply for a postal vote, there is still time, but you need to act quickly as the deadline is fast approaching.”

You can find out everything you need to know about the Lancashire County Council elections, with more information and advice about how to register to vote, and the measures being taken to make the elections Covid-safe, at lancashire.gov.uk/elections.

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