County Council Election - May 2021

Elections took place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Notices of Election

The Notices of Election, published by the appointed Deputy Returning Officers for each district are available to view here:

Statements of Persons Nominated

The Statements of Persons Nominated to stand for election for each Electoral Division of the County Council can be found below.  These will all be published by not later than 4pm on Friday, 9 April 2021.

Notice of Election Agents

Notices of Poll

Registering to vote

To ensure you are able to vote in the next round of elections, you must be on the register of elections for where you live.  If you are not registered, you will not be entitled to vote.  The deadline for registering for these elections is Monday 19 April 2021.

Further information on how to register and different ways of voting can be found on our How to register to vote in elections pages.

Guidance for Candidates/Agents for the Elections

Information and guidance for County candidates prepared nationally by the Electoral Commission is available from the Commission’s website here: EC County/City council candidate guidance.

Election timetable - Thursday 6 May 2021

For Police and Crime Commissioner elections and scheduled principal area, Combined Authority Mayoral, Local Authority Mayoral and parish council elections in England.

Event Election Working days before poll (deadline if not midnight) Date (deadline if not midnight)
Publication of notice of election All Not later than 25 days Not later than Monday 29 March
Deadline for delivery of nomination papers, consent to nominations and home address forms All 19 days (4pm) 4pm on Thursday 8 April
Deadline for notification of appointment of election agent All except Parish 19 days (4pm) 4pm on Thursday 8 April
Publication of statement of persons nominated All Not later than 18 days (4pm) Not later than 4pm on Friday 9 April
Deadline for receiving applications for registration All 12 days Monday 19 April
Deadline for receiving new postal vote and proxy postal applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes All 11 days (5pm) 5pm on Tuesday 20 April
Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not proxy postal or emergency proxy) All 6 days (5pm) 5pm on Tuesday 27 April
First time that electors can apply for an emergency proxy All 6 days (5pm) After 5pm on Tuesday 27 April
Publication of notice of poll All Not later than 6 days Not later than Tuesday 27 April
First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes All 4 days Thursday 29 April
Polling day All 0 (7am – 10pm) 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May
Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes All 0 (5pm) 5pm on Thursday 6 May
Deadline for emergency proxy applications All 0 (5pm) 5pm on Thursday 6 May
Last time to the receipt of applications to alter the register due to clerical error or by notice of the court following registration appeal All 0 (9pm) 9pm on Thursday 6 May

Other elections

In addition to the county council elections, elections are also due to be held for:

Parish and Town Council elections will also be held within the jurisdiction of: