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Elections in 2021

May elections

On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents in Norwich will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council and as the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner.

There are a number of ways to have a say in the elections in May – residents can vote in a polling station, by post, or by appointing a trusted person to vote on their behalf, which is known as a proxy vote.

Due to the possibility of Covid-19 still being around in May, the council wants to make sure that residents are aware they can vote by post instead, rather than visiting the polling station. However, plans are underway to ensure all polling stations will be as safe as possible and covid-secure for voters.

Residents need to be registered to vote in order to have a say at the elections – the easiest way to register is online.

Register to vote on 

Key dates for 2021

  • Monday 29 March - Pre-election period starts
  • Monday 19 April - Deadline to register to vote
  • Tuesday 20 April (5pm) - Deadline to apply for a postal vote
  • Tuesday 27 April (5pm) - Deadline to apply for a proxy vote
  • Thursday 6 May (7am to 10pm) - Polling day
  • Thursday 6 May (5pm) - Deadline to apply for an emergency proxy
  • Thursday 6 May (10pm) - Verification of all ballot papers
  • Friday 7 May - Counting of Norfolk County ballot papers and results (starting at midday)
  • Saturday 8 May - Counting of Norwich PCC ballot papers (starting at 10am) and City Council count and results (starting at approx 6pm)