Elections 2021 - Look out for your poll cards, postal and proxy voting, and other information

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There are a number of elections that will be taking place in Uttlesford on 6 May 2021.

The elections are for:

► Elections information for voters

► Elections timetable – important dates

Look out for your poll cards

Your poll card tells you which polling station you should use to vote on 6 May, but you do not need your poll card to vote.

Poll cards are being sent out from around 22 March.

If you have not received your poll card by 1 April, it may mean that you are not registered – please contact the council’s Elections Team on elections@uttlesford.gov.uk or call 01799 510510.

You can register to vote online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. It only takes a few minutes. 

If you have moved recently, you should have re-registered at your new address.

The deadline for registering to vote at the upcoming elections is midnight on 19 April.

Postal and proxy voting

If you are unable to get to your polling station on Polling Day you can apply for a postal vote or proxy vote (voting by proxy means you give permission for someone else to vote on your behalf).

To enable your application to be completed in time for the elections on 6 May, your completed application form must be returned to the Uttlesford Elections Team by no later than:

Postal votes – 5pm, Tuesday 20 April

Proxy votes – 5pm, Tuesday 27 April

► Postal vote applications forms

Proxy vote applications forms

Safety precautions at polling stations


This year, for the safety of voters and polling officials, the voting experience will be a little different.

We are taking all reasonable practicable measures to make polling venues as safe as possible for our voters and staff based on national and local guidance:

  • You will need to wear a face covering, unless you are exempt
  • There may be a one-way system in your station
  • You may experience a small queue
  • Please bring your own pen or pencil to mark your ballot paper – though the usual pencil will be provided if you don't
  • If you do not already have one, and have any concerns or problem with attending in person, apply for a postal vote now
  • You will be asked to sanitise your hands and respect social distancing
  • Try and avoid busy times of the day (such as between 6pm and 8pm) and bear in mind that schools used as polling stations may still be open so try and avoid the start and end of the school day

► Contacting electoral services: Our electoral services team are now all working remotely and can be contacted by email or by telephone.