Elections 2021

Elections will be taking place on Thursday, 6 May 2021 to:

  • Elect the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey Police area
  • Elect councillors to Surrey County Council

 

Local Government by-elections will also be taking place to:

  • Elect a councillor for Bagshot ward of Surrey Heath Borough Council;
  • Elect three councillors to Bagshot ward of Windlesham Parish Council;
  • Elect two councillors to Chobham Parish Council

 

Notice of Election

 

Statement of Persons Nominated

 
If you wish to find out more information about standing as a candidate at the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, please visit the Police Area Returning Officer’s webpage.
 

Key Dates and Deadlines

Key dates for this election are as follows:
 

Publication of Notice of Election (nominations open)      

Monday, 22 March 2021

Deadline for nominations

4pm - Thursday, 8 April 2021

Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated

By 4pm Friday, 9 April 2021

Registering to Vote

Midnight, Monday, 19 April 2021

Applying for a Postal Vote

5pm - Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Cancelling or changing Postal or Proxy Votes

5pm - Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Applying for a Proxy Vote

5pm - Tuesday, 27 April 2021

First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes 

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Polling day

7am to 10pm – Thursday, 6 May 2021

Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes                         

5pm – Thursday, 6 May 2021

Deadline for emergency proxy applications

5pm – Thursday, 6 May 2021

 

Registration

You need to be registered to vote in order to vote at this election. You are not automatically registered to vote because you pay Council Tax. 
 
If you have not registered or have moved recently you will need to register prior to the election. The deadline to register is Monday, 19 April 2021. You can register to vote here.

 

How you can vote

You can vote person at the polling station, by post or by proxy.
 

Voting in person at a polling station

Polling stations will be open from 7am - 10pm on Thursday 6 May 2021. Details of your polling station can be found on your poll card. Please check where your polling station is located as this may have changed since you last voted.
 
You do not need your Poll Card to vote but it saves time at the polling station if you take with you to vote. 
 
You are also welcome to take your own pen or pencil to use in the Polling Station. 
 

Find your pollling station

The location of your polling station can be found via the map and search facility.

Search for your property using the search function at the top right of the window. On locating your property, clicking on the large black circle in the relevant polling area will bring up the details of your polling station. The Polling Districts are also colour coded.

 

Polling Stations will be safe places to vote in May 

Cleaning, personal protective equipment and social distancing measures will be in place on polling day to ensure that polling stations will be safe.
 
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.

 

Postal voting

You can apply for a postal vote at any time until 5pm on Tuesday, 20 April 2020. You can download applications to vote by post here. We must receive your application by this deadline. 

The deadline for making changes to or cancelling existing postal votes is also 5pm on Tuesday, 20 April 2020.

Postal Votes are sent out in batches, with cut off dates for each batch so the earlier we receive your application form the sooner we can send you your ballot papers. 

Completed postal votes need to be returned to the Local Returning Officer by 10pm on 6 May 2021. You can hand your completed postal vote into the Council Offices or at any polling station in your division. 

Priority post boxes have an enhanced collection service, with extra/later collections, including weekends. If returning your postal vote in the mail, you may want to consider using one of these priority post boxes - to find one in your area go to the Royal Mail website.

 

Proxy voting

You can apply for a proxy vote, where someone votes on your behalf at your polling station until 5pm Tuesday 27 April 2021. Your proxy needs to be registered to vote and eligible to vote at the elections on 6 May 2021. You can download applications to vote by proxy here.
 
If you appoint a proxy, you are still entitled vote yourself at your polling station provided that your proxy has not already voted on your behalf or arranged a postal vote. Please note that your proxy will need to attend your allocated polling station to vote on your behalf. 
 
If, after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021 you find that you are unable to attend your polling station due to work or medical reasons, you may be able to apply to vote by emergency proxy. Please contact the Elections team on 01276 707165 or by emailing vote@surreyheath.gov.uk for more information.