Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Election Thursday 6 May 2021

The election for the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner are scheduled to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

The Police and Crime Commissioner is elected under the Supplementary Voting System.


Broadland District Council is the lead authority in Norfolk for the Police and Crime Commissioner election. If you wish to stand as a candidate then you'll need to submit your nomination paper by 4pm on 8 April 2021 to the Electoral Services Team, Broadland Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU. 

Nominations must be submitted in person and due to Covid-19 restrictions, it will be necessary to book an appointment to hand in nominations. Please contact 01603 430483 or election.services@broadland.gov.uk to arrange this. 

To view the Broadland PARO (Police Area Returning Officer) information please click here

Prospective candidates can find further information on the following websites:


Information for voters

How to vote 

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

If you are currently on the electoral register you will receive a poll card by Monday 5 April 2021. This will tell you how, where and when to vote. This card is for information only and you can still vote without the poll card. Please give your name and address to the poll clerk to collect your ballot paper at the polling station.

If you're not currently on the register, then you need to register by Monday 19 April 2021; either online or you can contact us by phone 01508 533704 or email elections@s-norfolk.gov.uk for further guidance. Please have your National Insurance number, date of birth and previous address to hand to complete this process.

If you know you will not be able to get to the polling station on election day, you can apply for a:

  • Postal vote - the deadline to return completed applications is 5pm on 20 April 2021.
  • Proxy vote - the deadline to return completed applications is 5pm on 27 April 2021.

Please return registration, postal and proxy application forms to Electoral Services, South Norfolk District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU. 

Alternatively please scan the hand completed application form to elections@s-norfolk.gov.uk

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

Please check the deadline times and dates as stated below to ensure your application is received in time to be processed. 


Publication of notice of election: Monday 29 March

Poll cards first issue dispatch: 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

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 dispatch: Tuesday 20 April

Postal votes second issue dispatch: Monday 26 April

Poll cards second issue dispatch: 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 the notification of appointment of sub-agent: Wednesday 28 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 Thursday 6 May 2021

Counting of the votes cast will take place at the Arena, Royal Norfolk Show Ground Friday 7 May 2021 & Saturday 8 May 2021

The verification and count will take place at the Arena, Royal Norfolk Showground on the following dates:

Friday 7 May starting – verification for all elections (PCC, NCC and by-elections).  This is when the PCC ballot papers will be verified in order to ascertain the number of votes cast for this election.

Saturday 8 May – PCC count.  This is when the ballot papers are sorted and counted into votes for each candidate.  The count will be a two stage process due to the supplementary voting system.

The results will be published on the Broadland and South Norfolk websites.

Access to the count is restricted to candidates, agents and the Returning Officer’s staff.

Attendance will be need to be booked in advance via the Electoral Services Team.