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Local elections Thursday 6 May 2021

Local elections Thursday 6 May 2021

What elections are taking place, when you need to register to vote or apply for a postal or proxy vote.

Elections will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021 to elect:

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 19 April 2021

If you want to set up a postal or a proxy vote, do it as early as possible and by the deadline. 

The deadline to apply to vote by post is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021

This is also the deadline to change or cancel an existing postal vote. 

The deadline to apply to vote by proxy is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Poll cards will be sent out in mid-March. Your poll card tells you your current voting arrangements and if your voting in the polling station it will include details of where you need to go.

If you've lost your poll card, find out where your polling station will be by entering your address on our ward and polling station finder. You do not need to take your poll card to the polling station with you in order to vote.

Information for candidates and agents wishing to stand at the election

Information for candidates and agents wishing to stand for the Bristol Mayoral Election or as a Bristol City Councillor is available on the Electoral Commission website

Nomination papers can be submitted to the Local Returning Officer between Tuesday 23 March and Thursday 8 April. Find more details on our Information for candidates page

Contact electoral.candidates@bristol.gov.uk if you are thinking of standing as a candidate and have any queries about the process.

Contact elections@bathnes.gov.uk if you require information about standing for the Police and Crime Commissioner election.

Contact philippa.penney@westofengland-ca.gov.uk if you require information about standing for the Combined Authority Mayor election for the West of England.