Elections - Thursday 6 May 2021
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.
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:
|Registering to vote||Monday 19 April 2021||Midnight|
|Applying for a postal / postal-proxy vote||Tuesday 20 April 2021||5pm|
|Cancelling or changing a postal / postal-proxy vote||Tuesday 20 April 2021||5pm|
|Applying for a proxy vote||Tuesday 27 April 2021||5pm|
|Applying for an emergency proxy vote||Thursday 6 May 2021||5pm|
|Re-issuing spoilt or lost postal voting packs||Thursday 6 May 2021||5pm|
Notices of Election Toggle accordion
Please see the Notices of Election below:
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
Please see the Statements of Persons Nominated below for details of the candidates:
Notices of Election Agents Toggle accordion
Please see the Notices of Election Agents below:
I’d like to stand as a candidate; where can I find further information? Toggle accordion
- Police & Crime Commissioner election:
- For information about standing at the Police & Crime Commissioner election, please visit https://www.hertscommissioner.org/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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com 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.
telephone: 01727 819294