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Elections May 2021

The Leicestershire County Council elections, District Council by-election (Stanton & Flamville), Police and Crime Commissioner election and Neighbourhood Planning Referendum (Fosse Villages) are to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

We have been busy planning to ensure that you are able to cast your vote safely on poll day. Those attending a polling station on poll day with be asked to observe the Covid-19 government guidelines at the time and follow the advice from poll staff. Signage will guide you through the station safely and please remember to bring and wear your own face covering at all times (unless medically exempt). Remember to also bring your own pencil/pen to mark your ballot paper.

Polling Stations open from 7am to 10pm on 6 May 2021 and a list of polling stations will be published below in due course.  You can use our search facility to find your Polling Station.

For information about the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner please visit the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner website.   Additional information about the Police and Crime Commissioner election is available at or on 0808 196 2170. Candidate information will be made available after 8th April (once the nomination process is complete). Information for the Leicestershire Police Area is available from the lead authority North West Leicestershire

Voter Registration

Please note that the deadline to register to vote at these elections/referendum is Tuesday 19 April 2021.

If you are not registered or you have recently moved address, changed your name or nationality then please visit to register by the deadline. You will need your national insurance number and reference your date of birth and any previous registration details (for example the address of your previous registration if you have recently moved).

If you need to check if you are on the electoral register please contact the Electoral Services Team.

Postal Vote Applications

The deadline to apply for a postal vote for these elections is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021. Application forms are available on the Postal Vote page. 

Proxy Vote Applications

The deadline to apply for an ordinary proxy vote (where you appoint someone to vote on your behalf) is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

If after 5pm on 27 April you are unable to vote in person because of a medical emergency or you cannot attend a polling station for work reasons then you may apply to vote by emergency proxy. The deadline to apply is 5pm on Thursday 6 May 2021. The change must have occurred after 5pm on 27 April. Application forms are available at

More information can be found on the Proxy Vote page

Candidates and Agents

There will be a briefing for prospective candidates and their agents at 6pm on 3rd March 2021. The briefing will be held virtually using Zoom, please register your interest using the Contact Us form below or by email to

Election Notices

Leicestershire County Council Elections

District Council By-Election (Stanton & Flamville)

Neighbourhood Planning Referendum (Fosse Villages)

Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Last updated 17 February 2021
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