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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.

For details of how to vote, please click this link: Register to vote  


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

An online candidates and agents briefing will take place on Monday 22 March from 4pm – 5pm. If you wish to attend please email your name, contact telephone number and which election you will be either a candidate or agent to Election Services at or


Election timetable:

Publication of notice of election: Monday 29 March

Poll cards first issue despatch - 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

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 first issue despatch - 20 April

Postal votes second issue despatch  26 April

Poll cards second issue despatch -  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 on 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

Counting of the votes cast will take place at the Arena, Royal Norfolk Show Ground on Friday 7 May and Saturday 8 May.

For further information on voting, please contact the Electoral Services Team, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU  or or  01603 430483 or 01508 533704