Registration for elections on Thursday 6 May

Thursday, 15 April, 2021

The deadline to register to vote in the local, county and Police and Crime Commissioner election is midnight on Monday 19 April. If you have already registered to vote, you will have received a poll card.

Registering to vote is simple and takes less than five minutes. You’ll need your National Insurance number. Apply to register to vote online.

Apply for a postal vote

Anyone can apply to vote by post. You don’t need to give a reason. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021. Print and complete this form (a signature is required) and email it to

Apply for a proxy vote

If you’re unable to vote in person you can ask someone to vote on your behalf. This is called a proxy vote. You can only apply for a proxy vote under certain circumstances, including:

  • being away on polling day
  • having a medical issue or disability
  • not being able to vote in person because of work or military service

Your proxy should be someone you trust to vote on your behalf. You’ll need to tell them which candidate you want to vote for.

You must complete and return your form for a proxy vote by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021. Print and complete this form and return it to

If you unable to download the forms or have any questions please contact us and the team will be happy to help.

Find out more about the elections on 6 May 2021.