Richmondshire District Council

Election in 2021 - Thursday 6 May 

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election

An election for the next Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) was due to be held on Thursday 7 May 2020, but was postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This election will now be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

View the Notice of Election.

PFCCs are elected every four years and are elected representatives who oversee a police force and fire service area. There will be one PFCC elected for all of North Yorkshire. Visit the Choose My PCC website to view PFCC candidates. You can also call their helpline on 0808 1986 2170.

Further information can be found on the lead authority Selby District Council's website.

The North Yorkshire County Council elections have been postponed until May 2022.

Covid-19 and the election

Due to Covid-19 and the ongoing restrictions, the elections this year will require additional provisions to make polling stations safe for voters and staff. Risk assessments are being undertaken and a number of measures will be implemented to ensure everyone's safety. Staff will be issued with safety equipment such as screens, hand sanitizer, masks, additional signage and cleaning products to keep the polling station clean throughout the day.

There may be a limit to the number of voters that can enter a station at any one time. One-way systems will be put in place, social distancing will be in force and voters will be required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth in polling stations (unless exempt). Voters will also be encouraged to bring their own pencil or pen with them, but we will still be providing pencils as usual. The safety of voters and staff is very important to us - training will be delivered to all staff on best practice for delivering a Covid secure election. 

Key dates for the election

Details of key dates for the elections can be found on our Elections 2021 page

Voting system

If there are only two candidates, the first past the post system is used and the candidate who polls the most votes is declared the winner.

For three or more candidates, the supplementary vote system is used. Voters can make a first and second choice. If no candidate gets more than 50% of the first choice votes, only the top two candidates go through to a second round of counting. If the first choice candidate on a ballot paper is eliminated, and the second choice is for one of the top two, then the second choice is also counted.

Contact us

The best way to contact the electoral registration team is by email at or call 01748 829100.

Parliamentary elections

Parliamentary elections are run by Hambleton District Council (Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Rotary Way, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 2UU). You can visit Hambleton's website for more information.

The General election results for the Richmond (Yorks) constituency are available on Hambleton District Council's website.  

Local government vacancy

There are no current local government vacancies.

Parish/town council vacancy

Notice of vacancy - Middleton Tyas Parish Council (Deadline for applications is 28 April 2021)

Notice of vacancy - Newton Le Willows (Deadline for applications is 6 May 2021)

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