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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.


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

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.

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 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

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: 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: 20 April

Postal votes second issue dispatch: 26 April

Poll cards second issue dispatch: 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: from 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 on Friday 7 May and Saturday 8 May 2021 at the Norfolk Showground and the result will be published on the South Norfolk website.

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.