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Elections - Thursday 6 May 2021


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The next elections in the district are scheduled to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. 

Hertfordshire County Council elections and Police and Crime Commissioner elections will take place throughout the district. District Council elections will take place throughout the district except in Colney Heath ward and Sandridge ward. There will also be a Parish Council election in the Colney Heath ward of Colney Heath Parish Council, and a neighbourhood planning referendum in the Sandridge area. 

Make sure you’re registered to vote.

Residents are reminded to make sure they’re registered to vote. You must be on the electoral register in order to vote so if you’ve recently moved it’s important that you register again at your new address. Visit our 'Electoral register and voting' page for details of how to register.  

If you can’t make it to the polling station on polling day, you can apply to vote by post or appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf. Visit our 'Electoral register and voting' page for details of how to apply. 


Key Deadlines

Don’t lose your chance to vote. Here are the deadlines for registering to vote (if you are not already on the electoral register) and for applying for postal and proxy votes:

Deadline for:Date:Time:
Registering to voteMonday 19 April 2021Midnight
Applying for a postal / postal-proxy voteTuesday 20 April 20215pm
Cancelling or changing a postal / postal-proxy voteTuesday 20 April 20215pm
Applying for a proxy voteTuesday 27 April 20215pm
Applying for an emergency proxy voteThursday 6 May 20215pm
Re-issuing spoilt or lost postal voting packsThursday 6 May 20215pm


Election Notices

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Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Toggle accordion

Please see notices and information about the Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan Referendum below: 

Candidate details (Statements of Persons Nominated) Toggle accordion

Notices of Election Agents Toggle accordion

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about this election, please take a look at the questions below and on our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page.  Information is also available on the Electoral Commission’s website.

I’d like to stand as a candidate; where can I find further information? Toggle accordion

  • Police & Crime Commissioner election: 
  • Other elections:
    • The Electoral Commission’s “Candidate or agent” pages contain comprehensive guidance for candidates. 
    • For further information, or to request a nomination pack, please contact Electoral Services on 01727 819565 / 819546 or  
    • We must receive completed nomination papers by 4pm on Thursday 8 April 2021

Who’s standing for election? Toggle accordion

Please see the "Candidate details (Statements of Persons Nominated)" section above.

Where can I find the results of the elections? Toggle accordion

Once the results have been declared, they will be published on our website. The results will also be displayed at: St Albans City & District Council Offices, Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.

Is voting in person safe? Toggle accordion

Polling stations will be safe places to vote. If you choose to vote in person, you can keep yourself and others safe by:

  • wearing a face covering
  • bringing your own pen or pencil
  • cleaning your hands when entering and leaving the polling station
  • keeping a safe distance

You should not attend the polling station if you have symptoms of Covid-19, or if you have been asked to self-isolate.

We will continue to follow the most up to date public health guidance as we prepare for the elections, and will update this page as more information and guidance becomes available.

What happens if I fall ill with Covid-19 or need to self-isolate at the last minute? Toggle accordion

If you are self-isolating or become unwell as a result of Covid-19 shortly before polling day, or on the day itself, you don’t need to miss out on your vote. You will be able to apply for an emergency proxy vote – where someone you trust can vote on your behalf. Contact Electoral Services on or 01727 819294 for further information.

Will I need to bring my own pen or pencil? Toggle accordion

Yes, you should bring your own pen or pencil to minimise contact. There will be clean pencils available at the polling station if you forget to bring your own.

Is it safer to vote by post, instead of going in person? Toggle accordion

Polling stations will be safe places to vote in May, but you can choose to apply to vote by post or by proxy instead if you wish. See the key deadlines table above for the relevant deadline dates. Please visit our Electoral register and voting page for details of how to apply to vote by post or proxy. 

Priority Post Boxes Toggle accordion

Royal Mail has 35,000 Priority Post Boxes, these boxes have late collection times. These Priority Post Boxes were introduced to help with the collection and onward delivery of Covid Test Kits, but as elections are also a priority mailing Royal Mail would like to promote / offer voters the use of this enhanced collection service. Find details of your nearest Priority Post Box by using the Royal Mail postcode finder. For further information about Priority Post Boxes please visit Royal Mail's website.  

If you can’t find an answer to your question, please contact us.

Contact details

telephone: 01727 819294