Richmondshire District Council

Election 2021 key dates

Event

Date

Further information

Notice of election

15 March 2021

The Electoral Commission website outlines eligibility to stand for election in each type of poll.

To stand in the Police, Fire and Crime Election visit Selby District Council's website.

Poll cards issued to all electors registered to vote

 

 22 March 2021

Poll cards to all electors registered by 1 March 2021 will be despatched on 22 March 2021.

New electors will receive poll cards after 13 April 2021 up until 5 May 2021.

Appointment and notice of election agents

4pm on 8 April 2021

For further information visit Selby District Council's website.

Receipt of nominations and withdrawal of candidates

4pm on 8 April 2021

For further information visit Selby District Council's website.

Statement of persons nominated

by 9 April 2021

For further information visit Selby District Council's website.

Last date for registration

by 19 April 2021

Register to vote online.

Receipt of postal vote applications

by 5pm on 20 April 2021

 

It's never too early to apply for an absent vote for the forthcoming elections. To apply complete a postal vote application form and send it to the council's electoral registration team. Completed application forms must reach the electoral registration team by 5.00pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

Issue of postal votes

Initial despatch: 15 April (for existing postal voters)

 

Final despatch: 22 April (for new or changes to existing applications received after 22 March).

 

Receipt of proxy applications

by 5pm on 27 April 2021

 

To apply to vote by proxy in this election, completed proxy application forms must reach the electoral registration team by 5.00pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021. If you are unable to vote in person after this date due to medical or work reasons, you can apply for an emergency proxy. 

Notice of poll

by 27 April 2021

Further information will appear by 27 April 2021.

First date to reissue lost or spoilt postal vote packs

29 April 2021

First day to reissue any lost postal ballot papers.

If you need a new postal vote pack email er.elections@richmondshire.gov.uk or call us on 01748 829100.

Polling day


6 May 2021

 

Polling day – polling stations open 7am until 10pm. 

Last date to reissue lost or spoilt postal vote packs

by 5pm on 6 May 2021 (Polling day)

You will have until 5pm on 6 May to apply for a replacement for a spoilt or lost postal vote. Replacement postal ballot packs will only be issued in person to the elector themselves at Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond DL10 4JX.

Receipt of emergency proxy vote applications

by 5pm on 6 May 2021 (Polling Day)

Emergency proxy vote applications for medical or work-related emergencies will only be accepted in person at Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond DL10 4JX. To arrange an emergency proxy please contact the electoral registration team directly. The deadline for emergency proxy applications is 5.00pm on polling day, Thursday 6 May 2021.

More details on the circumstances in which an emergency proxy may be requested can be found on the Electoral Commission website.

Polling stations

Your polling card will tell you which is your local polling station. Maps of individual stations can be found on our polling stations page.

Contact us

The best way to contact the electoral registration team is by email at er.elections@richmondshire.gov.uk or call 01748 829100.

 

 

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