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Norfolk County Council Elections

Thursday 6 May 2021

Elections to Norfolk County Council are scheduled to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Norfolk County Council elections are held every four years to elect 84 County Councillors across 84 electoral divisions across Norfolk.

The South Norfolk Council area covers 12 electoral divisions.

Elections to Norfolk County Council are scheduled to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Notices for these elections will be published on this page on the dates indicated in the timetable below.

 

Voting 

For details about how you can vote, click here 

For details about Covid precautions at polling stations, click here

For details of where your polling station will be, please click here

 

Candidates and agents 

If you wish to stand as a candidate then you will need to submit your nomination paper by 4pm on 8 April 2021 to the Electoral Services Team, Broadland and South Norfolk Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU.

Nominations must be submitted in person and due to Covid restrictions, it will be necessary to book an appointment to hand in nominations.

Any questions; please contact the Electoral Services Team on election.services@broadland.gov.uk or 01603 430483. Alternatively elections@s-norfolk.gov.uk or 01508 533704.

 

Guidance for candidates and agents has been provided by the Electoral Commission

An online briefing for candidates and agents took place on Monday 22 March. 

A copy of the slides are available to view here.

A copy of the briefing notes are available to view here

 

Election timetable:

Publication of notice of election: Monday 29 March

Poll cards first issue despatch: Thursday 1 April

Delivery of nomination papers: between 10am and 4pm on any working day after publication of notice of election and until 4pm on Thursday 8 April

Deadline for delivery of nomination papers: 4pm on Thursday 8 April

Publication of statement of persons nominated: not later than 4pm on Friday 9 April

Deadline for receiving applications to be added to the electoral register: Monday 19 April

Postal votes first issue despatch: Tuesday 20 April

Deadline for receiving new postal vote and proxy postal applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes: 5pm on Tuesday 20 April

Postal votes second issue despatch: Monday 26 April

Poll cards second issue despatch: Tuesday 27 April

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not proxy postal or emergency proxy): 5pm on Tuesday 27 April

First time that electors can apply for emergency proxy: after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April

Publication of notice of poll: no later than Tuesday 27 April

Deadline for notification of appointment of polling agents, counting agents and sub agents: Wednesday 28 April

First date that electors can apply for replacement for lost postal votes: Thursday 29 April

Last time that electors can apply for replacement for last or spoilt postal votes: 5pm on Thursday 6 May

Deadline for emergency proxy applications: 5pm on Thursday 6 May

Polling day: 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May

For further information on voting, please contact the Electoral Services Team, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU election.services@broadland.gov.uk  or elections@s-norfolk.gov.uk or  01603 430483 or 01508 533704

Notices will be published as per the dates below. 

Notice of Election for Norfolk County Council election published on Monday 29 March, please click to view: Notice of Election NCC 2021

Statement of persons nominated, published on Friday 9 April, please click to view: Statement of persons nominated

Notice of Appointment of Election Agents, please click to view: Notice of Appointment of Election Agents

Publication of notice of poll: published on Tuesday 27 April, please click to view: Publication of Notice of Poll 

Publication of situation of polling places, please click to view: Publication of situation of polling places

If you have any questions please contact elections@s-norfolk.gov.uk

For a link to the Norfolk County Council website please click here

Counting of the votes cast in the Norfolk County Council elections will take place at the Arena, Royal Norfolk Show Ground on Friday 7 May 2021.

For further information, contact the Elections Team using the details below.

01508 533704 or elections@s-norfolk.gov.uk