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Elections 2021

Information about the Elections taking place on Thursday 6 May 2021

  • Police and Crime Commissioner Election (postponed from May 2020)

For information on nominations for this election, please contact East Cambridgeshire District Council.  Further information will be on their Website.  

Electors will be able to vote for up to two candidates: your first choice and, if you wish, a second choice. This is called the supplementary vote system.

The newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire will serve a three year term of office, one year less than ususal because the election was postponed.

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Mayoral Election

For information on nominations for this election, please contact East Cambridgeshire District Council.  Further information will be on their Website.  

You will be able to vote for up to two candidates: your first choice and, if you wish, a second choice. This is called the supplementary vote system.

The newly elected Mayor will serve a four-year term of office.

  • Cambridgeshire County Council

An election will take place for 9 County Councillors across the 8 county division areas within Fenland.

Electors will be able to vote for one or two candidates depending on the area that you live in, please ensure you follow the instructions on your ballot paper.

The newly elected County Councillors will serve a four-year term of office.

  • By-Elections

A request has been received to fill the following vacancies by election, these polls will also take place on 6 May 2021:

  • Lattersey Ward of Fenland District Council
  • Lattersey Ward Whittlesey Town Council
  • Stonald Ward of Whittlesey Town Council
  • Octavia Hill Ward of Wisbech Town Council
  • Tydd St Giles Parish Council
  • Nominations - Cambridgeshire County Council and By-Elections

The Notice of Election will be published on 25 March 2021 and nominations for these elections open on 26 March until 4pm on 8 April 2021.  Nominations for these elections must be delivered by hand to Fenland District Council offices strictly by appointment only.  Further details will be published here closer to the time. 

Temporary changes have been made to the number of signatures required for nomination of a candidate for 2021 elections and it is important that you follow the guidance issued by the Electoral Commission.

More information and nomination packs can be found on the Electoral Commission Website. Alternatively you can contact the elections team at elections@fenland.gov.uk

  • Registering to vote

The deadline for registering to vote is Monday, 19 April 2021.  To register, please visit Register to vote 

  • Polling stations

The hours of poll are 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May 2021. Details of your polling station may have changed for this election - you may need to vote at a different location, or in a different building. Please check your poll card for the location of your polling station.

  • Making polling stations a safe place to visit

Polling stations will be open on polling day and we are working to ensure they will have Covid safety measures in place. You can bring your own pen or pencil to cast your vote and you can expect to see many of the measures you already see in supermarkets and other public areas such as; regular cleaning, queues to control the numbers inside, hand sanitiser, one-way systems, wearing a face covering and keeping a safe distance.

We may issue more specific information and guidance closer to the polls based on national and local rules and following guidance from the Electoral Commission and Public Health England.

If you are shielding, vulnerable or would just prefer not to go to a polling station, you can apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote (where someone votes on your behalf). Please see the Postal or Proxy Voting section below for information about making an application.

  • Postal or proxy voting

You must be registered to vote to apply for a postal or proxy vote (so must your proxy).

You can download an application form to vote By post or an application form to vote By proxy (on your behalf). Once you have completed the form and signed it, you need to send it to the Elections Team at Fenland District Council, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, Cambs, PE15 8NQ or contact the Elections Team to arrange for a form to be sent to you.

Apply now - apply early - If you're thinking about voting by post or proxy, you can apply to do this now, it's never too early, this will help us to manage the expected increase in applications. It will also ensure that your application is processed early and your postal vote pack can be sent to you at the earliest opportunity once the candidates for the elections are confirmed.

If you already have a postal or proxy application in place you do not need to apply again.

If you would like to apply for a postal vote for the elections, the deadline for new applications, or cancelling an existing postal voting arrangement or changing an existing proxy arrangement, is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

If you would like to apply for a proxy vote, this means someone voting on your behalf, the deadline for applying for a new proxy arrangement is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Should election arrangements change, we will share updates via local newspapers, social media and the website.

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