Elections – Thursday 6 May 2021
The next elections will be held in Stevenage on Thursday 6 May 2021. It will be a combined poll that will include Borough Councillor elections for Stevenage, County Councillor elections for Hertfordshire, and the Police and Crime Commissioner election for Hertfordshire.
Below is the timetable of key dates and events for these elections:
|Event||Date (deadline if not midnight)|
|Publication of Notice of Election||Friday 19 March 2021|
|Deadline for the receipt of Nomination Papers||Thursday 8 April 2021 (4pm)|
|Publication of Statement as to Persons Nominated||Friday 9 April 2021 (4pm)|
|Deadline for receiving applications for registration||Monday 19 April 2021|
|Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes||Tuesday 20 April 2021 (5pm)|
|Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxy)||Tuesday 27 April 2021 (5pm)|
|Publication of Notice of Poll||Tuesday 27 April 2021|
|Deadline for the appointment of Polling and Counting Agents||Wednesday 28 April 2021|
|Polling Day||Thursday 6 May 2021 (7am to 10pm)|
|Election Counts (Declaration of Results)||Thursday 6 May 2021 onwards (after the close of poll)|
Electoral registration, including how to register - the deadline to register to vote is Monday 19 April 2021 (to be effective for this election)
Voting by post - the deadline for receiving new postal vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021 (to be effective for this election)
Voting by proxy - the deadline for receiving new proxy vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021 (to be effective for this election)
Voting by emergency proxy - the deadline for receiving new proxy vote applications on the grounds of work or medical emergency is 5pm on Thursday 6 May 2021 (to be effective for this election).
You can download both applications from the Electoral Commission website
Completed applications can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Electoral Services Office, Stevenage Borough Council, Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage SG1 1HN.
Polling Stations and Coronavirus
We are reviewing arrangements for the elections on 6 May 2021 very carefully, and in accordance with associated guidance, to ensure that 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.
Police and Crime Commissioner Elections
Nominations for the Police and Crime Commission elections are dealt with by the Police Area Returning Officer, Jeff Stack, at Broxbourne Borough Council. For more information on standing for election in the PCC elections, please visit the Broxbourne Borough Council website.