Elections 6 May 2021

The following elections take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.

Elections and Coronavirus 

We are making arrangements for the elections to ensure voters are safe and able to cast their vote. To keep yourself and others safe on polling day, please:

  • Wear a face covering inside the polling station.
  • Sanitise your hands using the hand sanitiser provided.
  • Maintain social distancing at all times.
  • Bring your own pen or pencil to mark your ballot paper, if possible.

You can vote at your polling station, by post, or by proxy. 

There are three ways to cast your vote:

  • In person: this means going to the polling station to vote on polling day.
  • By post: this means we will send you a postal voting pack so you can complete your ballot paper at home and return it by post.
  • By proxy: this means appointing a person to vote on your behalf at your polling station.

The Electoral Commission has produced a short film on what to expect when voting in person.

Easy read guide to voting 

In partnership with Mencap, the Electoral Commission has developed an easy read guide to voting in the local elections, for people with a learning disability. The guide includes information about registering to vote, voting by post or proxy, and what support people can have if they vote at a polling station.


Publish Notice of Election

Monday 22 March 2021

Polling cards sent to residents

From Monday 22 March 2021

Deadline for:

Delivery of nomination papers
Withdrawal of candidature
Appointment of election agents

Thursday 8 April 2021 at 4pm

Publish Statement of Persons Nominated

Friday 9 April 2021 at 5pm 

Deadline for applications to be included in the register of electors to be used for the election (deadline for registering to vote)

Monday 19 April 2021

Deadline for new applications to vote by post or to change existing absent vote details (e.g. cancellation or redirection of ballot papers)

Tuesday 20 April 2021 at 5pm

Deadline for new application to vote by proxy

Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 5pm

Publish Notice of Poll

Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 5pm

Deadline for Appointment of Counting Agents and Polling Agents

Wednesday 28 April 2021

First day to request replacement postal votes

Thursday 29 April 2021

Deadline to issue replacement spoilt or lost postal ballot papers

Thursday 6 May 2021 at 5pm

Polling Day

Thursday 6 May 2021 7am to 10pm

Where are the polling stations?

The address of your polling station will be on your poll card (but you don't need your polling card when voting in a polling station). Your polling station can also be found by entering your postcode into Democracy Club's polling station finder. If you still need to check which polling station to use or where it is, call 01883 722000.