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Elections and Registration

Elections in 2021

On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents in South Norfolk will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at Norfolk County Council and as the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner. In a small number of parishes there may also be by-elections or Neighbourhood Planning Referendums.

The elections will take place at a time when COVID-19 continues to present risks to public health.  Depending on the infection rate, measures taken to control the spread of the virus may change as we approach May. However, we are working on our plans to help ensure you can stay safe when casting your vote.  

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, the Council is alerting residents to the possibility of voting by post, should they prefer, rather than visiting the polling station. 

Residents need to be registered to vote in order to have a say at the elections.  Most residents should already be registered, however, if you have recently moved or not previously registered to vote, you will need to register to vote.

You can vote in other ways other than in person at the polling station, application forms are available using the links below:

Postal vote
Proxy vote

The forms must be downloaded, printed and completed by hand. We accept scanned images of completed and signed postal and proxy vote application forms; please send to 

Please send all post to Electoral Services, South Norfolk Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU. 

Your personal information will be handled in accordance with data protection legislation. Our Electoral Services Privacy Notice can be found on our privacy policy page.