May 2021 elections

The next elections will be held in East Hampshire on Thursday 6 May 2021. It will be a combined poll including:

  • Police Crime commissioner
  • Hampshire county council
  • Grayshott district by-election
  • Bramshott and Liphook district by-election
  • Bramshott and Liphook parish by-election
  • Beech parish by-election
  • Beech neighbourhood plan referendum

The Police Area Returning Officer for Hampshire is Mark Heath at Southampton City Council and more information about these elections can be found on their website.

The County Returning Officer is John Coughlan at Hampshire County Council and more information about these elections can be found on their website.

Notice of elections

Statement of persons nominated

Notice of Election Agents

Casting your vote safely during coronavirus

Your designated polling station will be printed on your polling card. If you have misplaced this you can do a quick and easy search online to find your polling station.

Arrangements will be in place to help ensure polling stations are safe places to vote, including:

  • hand sanitiser
  • social distancing
  • requirement to wear face coverings
  • Electors are welcome to use their own pen or pencil in the polling station.

Register to vote

If you are an eligible elector and you are already on the Register of Electors for East Hampshire, you do not need to re-register for these elections.

Information on how to register is available on the GOV.UK website. The deadline for applying to register for voting in this election is Monday 19 April 2021.

EU citizens legally resident in the UK may register for the local government franchise and are able to vote in all elections that use the local government franchise. EU citizens currently retain their rights to vote in local elections even though the UK has left the EU for May 2021.

Details of where your polling station is located will be found on your poll card,

Poll cards

Poll cards will be sent out from 26 March 2021 and postal packs will be sent out around Wednesday 21 April 2021.

Voting by post or proxy

If you are unable to get to your polling station on 6 May or would prefer to vote another way to cast your vote, you can register for a postal or proxy vote. We would encourage anyone who requires a postal vote to apply for one as soon as possible due to an expected increase in the number of postal votes being required for this year:

Please note that you will need to print these forms as a signature is required in order to complete the form.

Completed forms can either be scanned and emailed to us at or posted back to the address shown on the form. You can apply now - this will make sure your application is processed early, and your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly.