A Staffordshire County Council election will be taking place on Thursday, 6 May 2021.
These will be the first elections taking place in Newcastle-under-Lyme during the Covid-19 pandemic. Electors will still be able to visit polling stations to cast their votes in person. All polling stations will be safety compliant with government guidelines surrounding Covid-19 and further information will follow on this at a later date. Although a postal or proxy vote can be arranged for those unable or not wishing to visit a polling station by completing a form below. Once completed, please email back to firstname.lastname@example.org or send by post to: Elections, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Castle House, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1BL. If you are unable to complete the postal vote application below, please contact 01782 717717 and we can send a postal vote application form to you.
Declaration of Result of Poll
Please click the links below to view / download the files in Adobe PDF format
- Notice of Election
- Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll
- Situation of Polling Stations
- Notice of Election Agents
Information for Candidates and Agents
A candidate and agent briefing took place on Monday 15 March at 6pm to help prepare prospective candidates who wish to stand as a county councillor at the forthcoming elections on 6 May 2021. Further briefings are being arranged. If you would like to attend, please contact Electoral Services on email@example.com or call 01782 742249. A video recording of the briefing session is available here.
You can also find additional information about standing as a candidate for the county election on the Electoral Commission website.
For further information about becoming a county councillor please visit the Staffordshire County Council website.
The notice of election will be published on Monday 22 March 2021.
The process nominating candidates in the election will take place from Tuesday 23 March 2021 and will close at 4pm Thursday 8 April. There a number of documents that you need to complete to make a nomination, which are all contained in our Nomination Pack.
1a – Nomination Paper
1b – Home Address Form
1c – Candidates Consent to Nomination
2 – Certificate of Authorisation (if party candidate)
3 – Request for a party emblem (if a party candidate)
4 – Notification of Election Agent
Download: 2021 Guidance Document for Prospective County Candidates (amended version 25 March 2021)
If you would like to request a paper copy of the Nomination Pack, please contact the Elections office by telephone on 01782 742249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Collection of paper packs will be available from 22 March by appointment only. Please contact the Elections Office by telephone on 01782 742249 or email email@example.com to make an appointment.
The following Election Notices will be published on this page:
- Notice of Election
- Notice of Election Agents (all divisions)
- Statement of Persons Nominated (all divisions)
- Notice of Poll (all divisions)
- Declaration of Result (all divisions)
Information for Electors
Statutory cut-off dates for electoral registration, postal and proxy applications
Electoral Registration - last day to be included on the Register of Electors
Monday 19 April 2021 (midnight)
Postal Vote Application - last day to request a new postal vote application or to change or cancel an existing postal vote
5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021
Proxy Vote Application - last day for new applications to vote by proxy
5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021
Emergency Proxy Applications - last day for new proxy applications on the grounds of medical emergency or reason of employment
5pm on Thursday 6 May 2021
If you are not currently registered on the electoral register, applications can be made online at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
If you are unable to get to your designated polling station on the day of the poll and would like to vote by post or appoint a proxy, please contact Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council on 01782 717717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you are interested in working on the elections and you have worked for us before, please contact us at email@example.com for further information. If you have not worked for us before, please visit the Election Staffing and Recruitment page for more information and complete a New Staff application form.
Further information will follow shortly.
Last updated 8 May 2021