Forthcoming Elections – Thursday 6 May 2021
The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner elections, Local Government elections and Leigh-on-Sea Town Council Elms ward by election are taking place on Thursday 6 May 2021. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.
The election count and result announcements will be taking place across two halls at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre this year, with western wards and St Luke’s being counted in the tennis courts area, and eastern and central wards counted in the main sports hall. Results are expected to be announced from 1.30am onwards. For more details and how to view our live streams please see our Election Results page.
Becoming a candidate
Please visit The Electoral Commission website for information on becoming a local government candidate.
An online briefing (via Microsoft Teams) for local election candidates and agents will take place on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 March at 5pm. Please email us for joining instructions.
Nomination papers for local election candidates are now available, they must be printed and completed by hand. For information on how to obtain nomination papers for the Leigh-on-Sea Town Council by election, please call 01702 534814 or email us.
Please note nominations for all elections taking place on 6 May have now closed
For information on nominated candiates please see Election Notices on this page.
The relevant deadlines for elections taking place on Thursday 6 May 2021 are as follows:
- The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 19 April
- The deadline to apply to vote by post or amend an existing postal or proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April
- The deadline for applying to vote by proxy is 5pm on 27 April
Please see the timetable for information on other key dates.
Poll cards will be going out from 19 – 29 March. If you do not receive a poll card it could be that you are not registered or you cannot vote in the local election due to your nationality.
Please contact the electoral office to check if you are registered or not.
In most cases, as long as you are registered, you do not need your poll card to enable you to vote.
Forms and correspondence
Please send all forms and correspondence by email or post to Electoral Services, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6FA.
Find your polling station with the Democracy Club Polling Station Finder.