Election timetable 2021

Event Working days before poll (deadline if not midnight) Date (deadline if not midnight)
Publication of notice of election Not later than 25 days 19 March 2021
Delivery of nomination papers From the date and time stated on the notice of election until 4pm on the nineteenth day before polling day On any working day during the hours stated on the notice of election until 4pm on Thursday 8 April
Deadline for withdrawals 19 days (4pm) 4pm on Thursday 8 April
Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent 19 days (4pm) 4pm on Thursday 8 April
Publication of first interim election notice of alteration 19 days Thursday 8 April
Publication of statement of persons nominated Not later than 18 days (4pm) Not later than 4pm on Friday 9 April
Deadline for receiving applications for registration 12 days Monday 19 April
Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes 11 days (5pm) 5pm on Tuesday 20 April
Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) 6 days (5pm) 5pm on Tuesday 27 April
Publication of second interim election notice of alteration Between 18 days and 6 days Between Friday 9 April and Tuesday 27 April (inclusive)
Publication of notice of poll Not later than 6 days Not later than Tuesday 27 April
Publication of final election notice of alteration 5 days Wednesday 28 April
Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents 5 days Wednesday 28 April
First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes 4 days Thursday 29 April
Polling day 7am to 10pm 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May
Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes 5pm 5pm on Thursday 6 May
Deadline for emergency proxy applications 5pm 5pm on Thursday 6 May
Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal 0 (9pm) 9pm on Thursday 6 May
Election counts After close of polls From 10pm on Thursday 6 May
ECC Welcome Event n/a Likely to be from 1pm on Friday 7 May
Induction sessions n/a From Monday 10 May
Full Council n/a 10am Tuesday 18 May
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