The Leicestershire County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections take place on May 6, 2021.

Key dates and information on voting can be found below. This webpage will be updated as further details are announced.

Key dates

  • Publication of Notice of Election - Thursday March 25, 2021
  • Receipt of Nominations - Thursday April 8, 2021 at 4pm
  • Publication of Statements of Persons Nominated - Friday April 9, 2021 at 4pm
  • Last Date for Registration - Monday April 19, 2021
  • Receipt of Postal Vote Applications - Tuesday April 20, 2021 at 5pm
  • Receipt of Proxy Vote Applications - Tuesday April 27, 2021 at 5pm
  • Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications - Thursday May 6, 2021 at 5pm
  • Day of Poll - Thursday May 6, 2021 from 7am to 10pm
  • Verification of Votes - Thursday May 6, 2021
  • Counting of Votes (County Council Elections) - Friday May 7, 2021
  • Counting of Votes (Police and Crime Commissioner Elections) - Saturday May 8, 2021

Leicestershire County Council Election 2021 information

Leicestershire County Council have created a webpage for the 2021 elections that contains answers frequently asked questions. You can it at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/election2021.

Other polls

By-elections for vacancies on Birstall Parish Council and Mountsorrel Parish Council will be held on 6 May.

Neighbourhood Planning Referendums for The Wolds, Rothley and Queniborough will be held on 6 May. More info is available here: https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/neighbourhood_plans_table

Notice of elections

Notices of uncontested Parish Council elections in Birstall and Mountsorrel

Notice of election agents' names and offices

Statements of persons nominated

Notice of poll - Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner

Notice of poll - Leicestershire County Council

Notice of Poll - Neighbourhood Planning Referendums 

Situation of Polling Stations - Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner

Notice of Election Sub Agents - Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner

Voting Methods

Polling station

Voters (and companions of disabled voters) should wear masks (unless exempt) and bring their own pen. Social distancing should be maintained at all times.

Postal Vote

Those wishing to use a postal vote should apply early. Anyone can apply for a postal vote and voters have the option of requesting a postal vote until further notice (a permanent postal vote) or solely for this election, or for a particular time period.

Proxy Vote

Those wishing to use a proxy vote out of personal preference should apply early. Emergency proxy votes are already available in certain circumstances, such as illness close to polling day. The government is amending secondary legislation to further support proxy voting for people who are affected by the pandemic close to polling day.

In particular, these changes will allow those self-isolating as a result of coronavirus exposure, testing or symptoms to apply for a proxy vote in the days leading up to polling day and until 5pm on the day itself, without having to find someone to attest their application, or to change who is appointed as their proxy if the proxy is affected by coronavirus. This will also be available to those who test positive for the virus, on the same basis.

If you are self-isolating, you should not go out to vote. You can obtain an emergency proxy.

Last updated: Mon 26th April, 2021 @ 11:25