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Elections - 6th May 2021

Elections 6th May 2021

Elections for the Leicestershire County Council will be run in conjunction with elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire on May 6th 2021. They will also be combined with a by-election for the Market Harborough Little Bowden Ward of Harborough District Council to fill a vacancy for one councillor and with the Neighbourhood Planning Referendums for Fleckney and Husbands Bosworth.

The full list of notices is available for download at the Election notices 2021 page.

 

Police and Crime Commissioners Election

For more information regarding the PCC election or to find out about standing as a candidate visit https://www.leicspcc-election.co.uk/.  

Information for the Leicestershire Police Area is available from the lead authority North West Leicestershire

 

Leicestershire County Council Elections

For more information regarding the County Council elections visit https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/about-the-council/how-the-council-works/elections/election-2021-information

 

Harborough District Council By-Election

A by-election will be held to fill a vacancy for one councillor in the Market Harborough Little Bowden Ward.   Further information is available from the Elections Team.

 

Standing as a candidate in the local elections

We will be holding an online briefing for prospective candidates and agents on 9th March at 6.30pm. You can join the meeting here.

For more information please email s.mortimer@harborough.gov.uk

To find out the qualifications for standing at local elections visit the Electoral Commissions website Local elections in England | Electoral Commission

 

Voting and your safety

We are working hard to ensure that the elections can go ahead in a Covid secure way. 

Those attending a polling station on poll day with be asked to observe the Covid-19 government guidelines at the time and follow the advice from poll staff. Signage will guide you through the station safely and please remember to bring and wear your own face covering at all times (unless medically exempt). Remember to also bring your own pencil/pen to mark your ballot paper.

Please be assured we will be working with The Electoral Commission and Public Health bodies to use the most up to date guidance for your safety during the election period.

 

Postal & Proxy Voting

If you are shielding or concerned about attending a polling station to vote you may wish to apply for a postal or proxy vote (someone voting on your behalf). It is not too early to do this. You can download an application form by visiting The Electoral Commission site http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/how-cast-your-vote or contact the Elections Team.

 

Voter Registration

Please note that the deadline to register to vote at these elections/referendum is Tuesday 19 April 2021.

If you are not registered or you have recently moved address, changed your name or nationality then please visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register by the deadline. You will need your national insurance number and reference your date of birth and any previous registration details (for example the address of your previous registration if you have recently moved).

If you need to check if you are on the electoral register please contact the Elections Team: