Elections 2021

Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Elections for the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Voters in 41 police force areas in England & Wales, excluding London, will elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for their force area.

Information about the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner (external link)

Rushcliffe Borough Council is the lead authority for the Nottinghamshire police area, which is covered by eight local authorities in total:

  • Ashfield District Council
  • Bassetlaw District Council
  • Broxtowe Borough Council
  • Gedling Borough Council
  • Mansfield District Council
  • Newark and Sherwood District Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Rushcliffe Borough Council

Voting Method

These elections use the Supplementary Voting system where voters can choose a first preference candidate and a second preference candidate.

When the first preference votes have been counted, if no candidate has an overall majority (more than 50%) the second preference votes for the top two candidates are then counted. First preference and second preference votes for these two candidates are then added together. The candidate with the most total votes wins the election.

Each local authority will count their own votes and provide these to Rushcliffe Borough Council. Once all the results are collated, Rushcliffe will declare who is elected as PCC for Nottinghamshire.

How can I stand as a candidate in the PCC Election

You must be:

  • at least 18 years old on the day of your nomination
  • a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union, and
  • registered as a local government elector with a local council within the Nottinghamshire area both at the time of your nomination and on polling day

Further information on becoming a candidate for these elections is available on the Electoral Commission (external link).

Kath Marriott, the Police Area Returning Officer for Nottinghamshire will be hosting an online event for any prospective candidates intending to stand at the forthcoming election and their agents.  The briefing will be held at 5pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021 and will cover the nomination process, issue of poll cards, registering to vote, postal voting and deadlines. The briefing will take place virtually using Microsoft Team, please email Rushcliffe Council if you are interested in attending the briefing.

Nomination Process

Nominations to stand for election as a candidate for the PCC elections will be accepted by the Police Area Returning Officer at Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7YG between the hours of 10am and 4pm from Tuesday 30 March until close of nominations at 4pm on Thursday 8 April.

Completed nomination forms together with the required deposit must be submitted in person to the Police Area Returning Officer at the address and times stated above. Please contact Rushcliffe Electoral Services either by email or by telephone on 0115 981 9911 to make an appointment to have your nomination checked prior to formal submission.

Guidance for candidates and agents is available in the Nomination Packs on the Electoral Commission (external link).

How can I vote in PCC Elections?

To vote on Thursday 6 May 2021 you must be registered on the electoral roll or have applied to register by Monday 19 April 2021.  You can apply online to register to vote (external link), you will need to provide your National Insurance Number. You can also apply to register by contacting us on 01909 533252.

If you want to vote by post, you must be registered, and we must have received your completed postal vote application form by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

Download and fill in the application to vote by post (external link).

If you want to vote by proxy, you and your proxy must be registered, and we must have received your completed application form by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Download and fill in the application to vote by proxy (external link).

Completed forms can be returned by post to: Elections Unit, Bassetlaw District Council, Queen's Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, S80 2AH or emailed to us.

Covid-19

Measures at polling stations may include:

  • Separate entrances and exits where possible
  • Altered layouts to allow for social distancing when waiting to vote and when completing a ballot paper, but still ensuring electors can cast their vote in secret
  • Polling station staff wearing PPE
  • Voters asked to wear face covering where possible and use hand sanitiser when they enter the polling station
  • Voters encouraged to bring their own pen or pencil
  • Polling booths regularly sanitised.

These measures may mean electors have to wait for longer than usual to be able to cast their vote. Busy times in polling stations often include 7am to 9.30am, lunchtime, 3.30pm to 4.30pm and 6pm to 8pm. Trying to avoid these peak times may mean voters have to wait for a shorter period of time. Anyone queuing to vote at a polling station by 10pm will still be able to vote.

This page will be updated as we move through the election process and further information will appear here in due course.

Nottinghamshire County Council Election

Elections for all 66 county councillors in Nottinghamshire will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. Bassetlaw District Council will administer elections for the 9 county council seats in the District of Bassetlaw.

You can find maps of the Bassetlaw Division boundaries on the Nottinghamshire County Council website (external link).

Voting Method

These elections use the first past the post voting system. Voters cast their vote for a candidate of their choice – or candidates where more than one seat is up for election on the same ballot paper - and the candidate/s with the most votes wins.

How can I stand as a candidate in the NCC Election?

You must be:

  • at least 18 years old
  • a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union, and
  • meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
    • You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the local authority area in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards.
    • You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the local authority area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
    • Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the local authority area.
    • You have lived in the local authority area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.

Further information on becoming a candidate for this election is available on the Electoral Commission (external link).

Prospective Candidate Briefing

Neil Taylor, the Deputy Returning Officer will be hosting an online event for any prospective candidates intending to stand at the forthcoming election and their agents.  The briefing will be held at 6:30pm on Monday 8 March 2021 and will cover the nomination process, issue of poll cards, registering to vote, postal voting and deadlines. The briefing will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams, please email if you are interested in attending the briefing.

Nomination Process

Nominations to stand for election as a candidate for the NCC election will be accepted by the Deputy Returning Officer at Queen’s Buildings, Potter Street, WORKSOP, Nottinghamshire S80 2AH between the hours of 10am and 4pm from Tuesday 30 March until close of nominations at 4pm on Thursday 8 April.

Completed nomination forms must be submitted in person to the Deputy Returning Officer at the address and times stated above.  Please contact electoral Services either by email or by telephone on 01909 533252 to make an appointment to have your nomination checked prior to formal submission.

Guidance for candidates and agents is available from the Electoral Commission (external link).

How can I vote in NCC Election?

To vote on Thursday 6 May 2021 you must be registered on the electoral roll or have applied to register by Monday 19 April 2021.  You can apply online to register to vote (external link to Gov.uk), you will need to provide your National Insurance Number. You can also apply to register by contacting us on 01909 533252.

If you want to vote by post, you must be registered, and we must have received your completed postal vote application form by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

Download and fill in the application to vote by post (external link to Electoral Commission).

If you want to vote by proxy, you and your proxy must be registered, and we must have received your completed application form by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Download and fill in the application to vote by proxy (external link to Electoral Commission).

Completed forms can be returned by post to: Elections Unit, Bassetlaw District Council, Queen's Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, S80 2AH or emailed to us.

Covid-19

Measures at polling stations may include:

  • Separate entrances and exits where possible
  • Altered layouts to allow for social distancing when waiting to vote and when completing a ballot paper, but still ensuring electors can cast their vote in secret
  • Polling station staff wearing PPE
  • Voters asked to wear face covering where possible and use hand sanitiser when they enter the polling station
  • Voters encouraged to bring their own pen or pencil
  • Polling booths regularly sanitised.

These measures may mean electors have to wait for longer than usual to be able to cast their vote. Busy times in polling stations often include 7am to 9.30am, lunchtime, 3.30pm to 4.30pm and 6pm to 8pm. Trying to avoid these peak times may mean voters have to wait for a shorter period of time. Anyone queuing to vote at a polling station by 10pm will still be able to vote.

This page will be updated as we move through the election process and further information will appear here in due course.

District Council Elections

There are two by-elections in the District of Bassetlaw

  • Tuxford & Trent ward
  • Ranskill ward

 

Voting Method

These elections use the first past the post voting system. Voters cast their vote for a candidate of their choice. The candidate with the most votes wins.

How can I stand as a candidate in the District Council By- Election?

You must be:

  • at least 18 years old
  • a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union, and
  • meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
    • You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the local authority area in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards.
    • You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the local authority area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
    • Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the local authority area.
    • You have lived in the local authority area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.

Further information on becoming a candidate for this election is available on the Electoral Commission (external link).

Prospective Candidate Briefing

Neil Taylor, the Deputy Returning Officer will be hosting an online event for any prospective candidates intending to stand at the forthcoming election and their agents.  The briefing will be held at 6:30pm on Monday 8 March 2021 and will cover the nomination process, issue of poll cards, registering to vote, postal voting and deadlines. The briefing will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams, please email if you are interested in attending the briefing.

Nomination Process

Nominations to stand for election as a candidate for the Bassetlaw District Council By election will be accepted by the Deputy Returning Officer at Queen’s Buildings, Potter Street, WORKSOP, Nottinghamshire S80 2AH between the hours of 10am and 4pm from Tuesday 30 March until close of nominations at 4pm on Thursday 8 April.

Completed nomination forms must be submitted in person to the Deputy Returning Officer at the address and times stated above.  Please contact electoral Services either by email or by telephone on 01909 533252 to make an appointment to have your nomination checked prior to formal submission.

Guidance for candidates and agents is available from the Electoral Commission (external link).

How can I vote in District Council Election?

To vote on Thursday 6 May 2021 you must be registered on the electoral roll or have applied to register by Monday 19 April 2021.  You can apply online to register to vote (external link), you will need to provide your National Insurance Number. You can also apply to register by contacting us on 01909 533252.

If you want to vote by post, you must be registered, and we must have received your completed postal vote application form by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

Download and fill in the application to vote by post (external link).

If you want to vote by proxy, you and your proxy must be registered, and we must have received your completed application form by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Download and fill in the application to vote by proxy (external link).

Completed forms can be returned by post to: Elections Unit, Bassetlaw District Council, Queen's Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, S80 2AH or emailed to us.

Covid-19

Measures at polling stations may include:

  • Separate entrances and exits where possible
  • Altered layouts to allow for social distancing when waiting to vote and when completing a ballot paper, but still ensuring electors can cast their vote in secret
  • Polling station staff wearing PPE
  • Voters asked to wear face covering where possible and use hand sanitiser when they enter the polling station
  • Voters encouraged to bring their own pen or pencil
  • Polling booths regularly sanitised.

These measures may mean electors have to wait for longer than usual to be able to cast their vote. Busy times in polling stations often include 7am to 9.30am, lunchtime, 3.30pm to 4.30pm and 6pm to 8pm. Trying to avoid these peak times may mean voters have to wait for a shorter period of time. Anyone queuing to vote at a polling station by 10pm will still be able to vote.

This page will be updated as we move through the election process and further information will appear here in due course.

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Last Updated on Thursday, February 25, 2021