Forthcoming Elections – Thursday 6th May 2021

Timetable for local elections in England: 6 May 2021

This timetable covers the following polls taking place on 6th May 2021:

  • local government principal area elections (i.e. district, borough, county, county borough and unitary authority elections)
  • parish council elections
  • local authority mayoral elections in England
  • combined authority mayoral elections in England

The days which are disregarded in calculating the timetable are Saturday, Sunday, bank holidays and any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

Please be aware that the timetable may change in the event of days being appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

This timetable has been developed based on the legislation as it currently stands and so it may be subject to change. We will update and re-publish the timetable as appropriate if further legislation is made.

Key dates and deadlines for May Elections 2021

Event

Election

Working days before poll (deadline if not midnight)

Date

Publication of notice of election

All

Not later than 25 days

Not later than Monday 29 March

Delivery of nomination papers

All, excluding combined authority mayoral

From the date stated on the notice of election up to 4pm on the nineteenth working day before the election

From the date stated on the notice of election up to 4pm on Thursday 8 April

Delivery of nomination papers

Combined authority mayoral

From the day after the publication of notice of election until 4pm on the nineteenth working day before the election (10am to 4pm)

Between 10am and 4pm on any working day after publication of the notice of election until 4pm on Thursday 8 April

Deadline for withdrawals of nomination

All

19 days (4pm)

4pm on Thursday 8 April

Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent

All, excluding parish council

19 days (4pm)

4pm on Thursday 8 April

Making objections to nomination papers

Combined authority mayoral

On 19 days (10am to 5pm), subject to the following:

Between 10am and 12noon objections can be made to all delivered nominations


Between 12 noon and 5pm objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm, 20 days before the poll

Between 10am and 12 noon on Thursday 8 April objections can be made to all delivered nominations


Between 12 noon and 5pm on Thursday 8 April objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm on Wednesday 7 April

Publication of first interim election notice of alteration

All

19 days

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 postal proxy 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 postal proxy or emergency proxies)

All

6 days (5pm)

5pm on Tuesday  27 April

Publication of second interim election notice of alteration

All

Between 18 days and 6 days

Between Friday 9 April and Tuesday 27 April (inclusive)

Publication of notice of poll

All

Not later than 6 days

Not later than Tuesday 27 April

Publication of final election notice of alteration

All

5 days

Wednesday 28 April

Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents

All

5 days

Wednesday 28 April

Deadline for notification of appointment of sub agents

Combined authority mayoral

5 days

Wednesday 28 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 to 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 alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal

All

0 (9pm)

9pm on Thursday 6 May

Delivery of return as to election expenses (parish council elections only)

Parish council

Not later than 28 calendar days after the date of the election

Thursday 3 June

Delivery of return as to election expenses

All, excluding parish council

Not later than 35 calendar days after the date the election result is declared

If result is declared:

Deadline for return:

Thursday 6 May

Thursday 10 June

Friday 7 May

Friday 11 June

Saturday 8 May

Monday 14 June

Sunday 9 May

Monday 14 June

Sending postal vote identifier rejection notices

All

Within 3 calendar months beginning with the date of the poll

By Friday 6 August

Contact Electoral Registration

Telephone: 01702 215010

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