Your vote is safe in the Devon County Council elections, volunteers needed and more information about standing to be a Devon County Councillor

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15 March 2021

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Your vote is safe. Have your say in the Devon County Council elections

The Devon County Council elections are due to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. They are an important chance to have a say about the issues that matter to you and your local community. 

We are responsible for many of the services you see and use every day, such as roads, transport and social care. The choices made by the council will impact your community, so it’s important you make sure you’re part of choosing who represents you and makes these decisions.

Coronavirus has changed a lot of things over the last year, but it won’t stop you from being able to vote. Although polling day seems a while away yet, plans are already being made to make sure that you are safe when casting your vote, whether you choose to do it by post, by proxy (by asking someone you trust to vote on your behalf), or in person at a polling station. 

Read the full story on our News Centre.

Do you believe that voting in your local elections is important?

We're looking for volunteers to help us encourage voting in the upcoming Devon County Council elections. If you'd be happy to share why you'll be voting in May, we'd love to hear from you.

Email us at with a few lines about why you think it’s important that people vote, and we will be in touch. Please be aware there are limited spaces for volunteers, so get in touch soon to avoid disappointment.

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Be heard, be a Councillor

Many communities have really pulled together through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Has the last year given you the chance to be more involved in your local community?

Standing as a Devon County Councillor means you could be part of giving local people a voice and making Devon an even better place to live. You don’t need any special skills or experience, just an interest in community involvement.

There are only three criteria you need to fill to stand:

  • Be 18 years old or over on the day of nomination.
  • Have work connections or property in Devon.
  • Be a UK, Commonwealth or EU citizen.

If you think you have what it takes to be the voice of your community, find out more about standing to be a Devon County Councillor on our website.

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