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The next scheduled elections will be held in May 2021. 

Elections to be held 6 May 2021

On Thursday 6 May 2021 there will be elections for all 66 seats on Nottinghamshire County Council.

Ten of those seats are for areas located within Ashfield District Council, and one County Councillor will be elected for each of the following Electoral Divisions for a 4-year term. All registered local government electors in Ashfield will be eligible to vote.

The divisions are: 

  • Ashfields
  • Kirby North
  • Kirby South
  • Selston
  • Sutton Central and East
  • Sutton North
  • Sutton West
  • Hucknall North
  • Hucknall South
  • Hucknall West.

Meeting for prospective candidates and their agents

There will be a briefing for prospective candidates and their agents on Wednesday 17 March 2021 at 6pm which will aim to explain the nominations process and give other important information about the election.

If you would like details of how to attend this online event contact us by:

Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire

On Thursday 6 May 2021 there will be an election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, which was delayed from May 2020.

All registered local government electors in Ashfield will be eligible to vote. The nomination process for the Police and Crime Commissioner election is carried out at Rushcliffe Borough Council, the Police Area Returning Officer Authority.

Notice of vacancy for Skegby Ward

There is a current notice of vacancy for Skegby Ward. If 2 local government electors write to the Returning Officer before 29 March 2021 requesting that an election is held it will be held on 6 May 2021. If the Returning Officer receives a request after 29 March it will be too late for 6 May and will be called later.

Polling Stations

We are working hard to make Polling Stations safe places to visit on 6 May and measures will be in place to make them COVID secure. You can expect to see things like face coverings, extra cleaning, one-way systems and hand sanitiser. We are also encouraging voters to bring their own pen or pencil to mark their ballot papers.

Postal vote application and posting dates

We will be sending data for the current postal votes and for any new applications processed before 30 March to the printer on 30 March 2021. The postal vote packs will be printed and are scheduled to be handed over to Royal Mail 20 April 2021 for 1st class delivery.

For applications processed after 30 March up until the statutory deadline of 20 April, data will be sent to the printer as soon as possible to be printed and are scheduled to be handed over to Royal Mail 26 April for 1st class delivery.

Register to vote

Registering to vote means you can vote in local and general elections, as well as in referendum.

The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone registered to vote. The electoral register is also used to call people for jury service.

Paying council tax doesn't register you to vote. You can do this online through Gov.UK. Anyone who is 16 or over and is a British citizen or an Irish, EU or Commonwealth citizen resident in the UK can register to vote.

Register to vote

You can contact us if you want to check whether you are already on the electoral register and can vote.

You cannot vote if you are not registered. It is a legal requirement to register to vote if you are asked to do so.

When you move house you will need to register to vote online through the Gov.UK website to update the electoral register with your new details. If you don't do this, you won't be able to vote.

You can register at two addresses, such as students for a term-time and home address. However, you can only vote once in any election. A separate registration for each address will need to be made.

Other types of election

As well as district, parish and Police and Crime Commissioner elections you may also be able to vote in: