Upcoming elections

There are a number of elections taking place on 6 May 2021:

All notices of poll for the upcoming 2021 elections can be found here.

To vote in the elections, you must first be registered to vote - you can register to vote online in just 5 minutes. The deadline for voter registration applications is 19 April 2021 for this election. 

You can then vote in the following ways:

  • in a polling station
  • vote by post (application deadline is 5pm on 20 April 2021, including changes/cancellations)
  • appoint someone you trust to vote on your behalf, known as a proxy vote (application deadline 5pm on 27 April 2021).

The first batch of postal vote packs will be posted on 19 April 2021 for applications received by 8 April. For postal vote applications received after 8 April 2021, the postal vote packs will be posted on 26 April. When you receive your postal vote pack please note the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners pack is combined with the Staffordshire County Council election, but there will be individual postal vote packs for the district, parish and Burntwood Planning Referendum. All documents must be returned for your vote to be valid. Please do not mix up documents between packs.

A timetable for the upcoming May 2021 elections can be found here

Find out more about elections on The Electoral Commission website

Easy voting guides

In partnership with Mencap the Electoral Commission have produced easy read guides, including one for the Police and Crime Commissioner and local government elections.

The guides have been designed to help those with a learning disability understand how to take part, register and vote. We have also produced pocket guides to voting in partnership with RNIB, a charity which works with people with sight loss. They have been designed to help make those with sight loss aware of what elections are taking place, how to take part and what support they can request at polling stations.