Police & Crime Commissioner and Leicestershire County Council Elections
The election of a Police & Crime Commissioner for the Leicestershire Police Area scheduled for 7 May 2020 was postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This will now take place on Thursday 6 May 2021, alongside the election of Councillors to Leicestershire County Council.
The elections will take place at a time when COVID-19 continues to present risks to public health. We are working with Central Government, the Electoral Commission and public health authorities to help ensure you can stay safe when casting your vote.
To vote in these elections, your name must be included in the register of electors. The deadline to register to vote in these elections is 12:00 am (mid-night) on Monday 19 April 2021. You can register in less than 5 minutes at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You do not need to re-register to vote if you are already registered.
How can I apply to and vote by post?
You can apply to and vote by post at these elections. For more information on how to apply, visit our postal voting page. The deadline to apply for a postal vote at these elections is 5:00 pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.
Alternatively, see the Electoral Commission website about applying to vote by post at these elections.
Who can I vote for and where do I go to vote?
For information about the candidates standing for election, visit www.whocanivotefor.co.uk.
To find out where your polling station is, visit www.wheredoivote.co.uk.
Summary of Key Dates
|Publication of Notice of Election||Thursday 25 March 2021|
|Submission of nomination papers||Friday 26 March to Thursday 8 April 2021 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)|
|Deadline to register to vote||Monday 19 April 2021 (mid-night)|
|Deadline to apply to vote by post/postal proxy||Tuesday 20 April 2021 (5:00 pm)|
|Deadline to apply to vote by proxy||Tuesday 27 April 2021 (5:00 pm)|
|Submission of valid applications to vote by emergency proxy||After 5:00 pm Tuesday 27 April to 5:00 pm Thursday 6 May 2021|
|Polling Day||Thursday 6 May 2021|
Election of a Police and Crime Commissioner for the Leicestershire Police Area
Election of County Councillors to Leicestershire County Council
Notice of Situation of Polling Stations for Combined Local Elections (May 2021)
If you are interested in standing as a candidate at these elections, further information can be found on the Electoral Commission’s website:
Last updated: Tuesday, 13 April 2021 10:21 am