Police and Crime Commissioner, Hampshire County Council, Borough Council and Parish Council Elections - 6 May 2021

Elections for Police & Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Councillors to Hampshire County Council, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and some parish councils are scheduled to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

The County Council Elections will be for all 10 divisions in the Basingstoke and Deane area.

The Borough Council elections are for the new ward boundaries and all 54 seats on Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Information on the new ward boundaries can be view on the ward and parish boundaries webpage. You will be able to cast your vote for up to three candidates in your ward.

If contested, elections will also take place for the following parish councils:

  • Baughurst
  • Bramley
  • Hartley Wespall
  • Mapledurwell and Up Nately
  • Monk Sherborne
  • Newnham
  • Rooksdown
  • Sherborne St John
  • Sherfield on Loddon
  • Sherfield Park
  • Stratfield Saye
  • Wootton St Lawrence

In order to vote in these elections, you need to be registered on the Basingstoke and Deane Register of Electors and you must be:

  • Resident in Basingstoke and Deane on the date of the election
  • A British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of a member state of the European Union
  • 18 years old or over

If you are an eligible elector and you are already on the Register of Electors for Basingstoke and Deane, you do not need to re-register for these elections.

Information on how to register. The deadline for applying to register for voting in the election is Monday 19 April 2021.

In light of the COVID-19 situation, additional measures will be taken to ensure polling stations are safe. Face coverings must be worn in polling stations, unless there is a valid exemption.

Postal and Proxy voting

However, if you wish do not wish to vote at your polling station, you can vote by post or appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf.

If you are unable to get to your polling station on 6 May 2021, you can apply for a postal or proxy vote. If you would like to know more information about these options visit the Postal and Proxy voting webpage.

By post

The deadline for applying to vote by post for this election is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

An application form to vote by post is available below. Please note that you will need to print this form and complete it as a signature is required in order to complete the form.

Completed applications to vote by post can be scanned and emailed to postal.voters@basingstoke.gov.uk.

PDF document Application to vote by post(PDF) [83 kb]

By Proxy

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

Application form for proxy vote is available below. Please note that you will need to print this form and complete it as a signature is required in order to complete the form.

Completed applications to vote by post can be scanned and emailed to postal.voters@basingstoke.gov.uk.

PDF document Application to Vote by Proxy Particular Election(PDF) [83 kb]

Alternatively, you can return your completed applications by post to:

Electoral Services

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Civic Offices
London Road
Basingstoke
RG21 4AH

Further information about these elections will follow in due course.

Candidates and Agents

If you are interested in standing for election, further information can be found at Guidance for Candidates and Agents at Local Elections. You will also be able to find out about the processes you will need to follow to stand for election.

A briefing for Parish Clerks and candidates for the Parish Council elections will be held on Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 6pm

View the briefing on Zoom

The meeting will be hosted on Zoom. If you would like to attend the briefing, please email electoral.services@basingstoke.gov.uk or call 01256 845467.

Police & Crime Commissioner Election

The Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) is responsible for the nomination of candidates and agents for this election. They are based at Southampton City Council.

Hampshire County Council Elections

The County Returning Officer is responsible for the overall running of the election. The Local Returning Officer at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is responsible for handling the nomination process and the administration of the election in the Basingstoke and Deane area.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Elections

The Returning Officer at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is responsible for the administration of this election.

A nomination pack for candidates and agents for the Borough and County elections can be found below:

PDF document Nomination pack for candidates and agents for the Borough and County elections(PDF) [2 Mb]

Parish Council Elections

The Returning Officer at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is responsible for the administration of this election.

A nomination pack for candidates and agents will be available shortly.

Election timetable

Publication of Notice of Election Monday 22 March 2021
Deadline for receipt of nominations 4pm Thursday 8 April 2021
Deadline for withdrawal of candidate 4pm Thursday 8 April 2021
Deadline for appointment of Election Agents 4pm Thursday 8 April 2021
Publication of Notice of Election Agents Thursday 8 April 2021
Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated 4pm Friday 9 April 2021
Last date to register to vote Monday 19 April 2021
Deadline for receipt of postal vote applications 5pm Tuesday 20 April 2021
Publication of Notice of Poll Tuesday 27 April 2021
Deadline for receipt of proxy vote applications 5pm Tuesday 27 April 2021
Deadline for appointment of Poll and Count Agents Wednesday 28 April 2021
First date that replacement lost postal ballot papers can be issued Thursday 29 April 2021
Deadline for receipt of emergency proxy vote application 5pm Thursday 6 May 2021
Day of Poll Thursday 6 May 2021
Return of Election Expenses (County and Borough) Friday 11 June 2021
Return of Election Expenses (Parish) Thursday 3 June 2021

Contact details


Electoral Services team

If you have an enquiry about electoral services, send a message to the Electoral Services Team

Contact us

  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    Basingstoke
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Thursday
    8.30am to 5pm
    Fridays
    8.30am to 4.30pm
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