Upcoming Elections

Upcoming Elections

The following elections are scheduled to take place in the coming months.

The next scheduled elections taking place in the Broxtowe Borough are the Nottinghamshire County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections will be taking place on Thursday 6th May 2021.  The Police and Crime Commissioner elections were postponed from Thursday 7th May 2020.

Prospective Candidates and Agents Briefing

Ruth Hyde, the Deputy Returning Officer for the Nottinghamshire County Council elections, will be hosting an online event for any prospective candidates and their agents.  The briefing will be held at 6pm on Thursday 25 March 2021 and will cover the nomination process, the count, information on the steps we are taking to make voting safe, polling station changes, postal voting and deadlines.  The briefing will take place virtually using Microsoft Team, please contact us by email if you are interested in attending the briefing.

For details of the Candidates and Agents briefing for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, please visit the Rushcliffe Borough Council website.

Borough Council Vacancy - Stapleford South West Ward

There is a vacancy for a Borough Councillor in the Stapleford South West Ward.  View the vacancy notice here.

Registering to vote

If you are not already registered to vote, or if you have recently moved address, you can complete an application form online.  Applications to register to vote must be received by 19 April 2021 to take effect for the elections on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Voting at Polling Stations

We are asking everyone who votes at a polling station to help us to make voting as safe as possible by:

  • wearing a face covering,
  • using hand sanitiser, which will be provided,
  • bringing your own pencil to mark your ballot paper,
  • maintaining social distancing inside and outside of the polling station.

Voting by Post

If you would prefer to vote by post, you should:

  • Download an application form to apply to vote by post.
  • Complete your application form and send it to us as soon as possible, please do not wait to receive your poll card.
  • Your application must include your usual signature and date of birth. 
  • Application forms must be received by 5.00pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021 at the latest. Applications received after this time cannot be accepted.

If you already vote by post, your postal vote pack will be sent to you as usual.

Postal votes will only be dispatched according to the dates below:

Postal Vote applications... Postal Ballot Packs will be dispatched...
received on or before 29 March 2021 on or around 20 April 2021
received after 29 March and by 5.00pm on 20 April 2021 on or around 26 April 2021

Voting by Proxy

If you are unable to place your vote in person, you can apply to vote by proxy.  Your nominated proxy can vote for you at your local polling station or they can apply to place your vote by post.

If your proxy wishes to vote by post, we must receive your proxy voting application and their postal proxy voting application forms by 5.00pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

If your proxy voter will be placing your vote at your local polling station, your application to vote by proxy must be received by 5.00pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Emergency Proxy Voting

In certain circumstances relating to your health or employment, a proxy vote may be granted after Tuesday 27 April 2021.  Please contact Electoral Services who will be able to advise you.

Electoral Services
tel: 0115 917 3276