The government has announced that County Council and Police Commissioner elections WILL take place on Thursday 6th May. Many electors will be wary of voting in person due to Covid-19 and may prefer to vote by post. If you require a postal vote please follow the advice below issued by NNDC.
How to vote at the elections on May 6th 2021
You do have the availability of conducting your vote at these elections in your polling station should you wish and we are making arrangements to make our Polling Stations as safe as we can by utilising a number of special measures which will be communicated widely in the near future. However, if you do wish to apply for a Postal Vote in order to conduct your vote from your home you can do so easily, either for this election alone, or as a permanent arrangement.
Please click here to find the Postal Vote application form which you can print and complete by hand. In order to return it you can do one of the following:
- Scan your completed application form and email to [email protected]
- Take a photograph of your completed application form on your smart phone and email to [email protected]
- Return it by post to Electoral Services, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9EN
Please note that Postal Vote applications must be completed by hand using ‘wet ink’ as currently a digital signature is not allowed by law. Therefore if you are unable to print off the application at home please contact us by return email with your name and full address and we will gladly send you an application form by post.
Another option you have is to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf either at your Polling Station or through a proxy postal vote. If you would like more information on this please contact us at [email protected] and if you have any other members in your household who have not received this email but would be interested in applying for a postal vote please print off an application form for them to complete also or ask us to send them one in the post.
The Deadline for Postal Vote applications to be received in respect of these elections is 5pm on Tuesday 20th April 2021 but if you choose to vote in this way on this occasion we would request you to make your application as soon as possible.
If you would like further information on the postal voting process including what happens to your postal vote when it has been returned to us the Electoral Commission website has some useful information which you can find by clicking here.