Elections in Bassetlaw 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) and at Choose My PCC (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 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 elections@bassetlaw.gov.uk.

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 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 at elections@bassetlaw.gov.uk.

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 three by-elections in the District of Bassetlaw

  • Tuxford & Trent ward
  • Ranskill ward
  • Sutton

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 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 at elections@bassetlaw.gov.uk.

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 Tuesday, April 27, 2021