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May 2021 Elections

On 6 May 2021, all eligible residents in Wiltshire will be invited to vote in a number of elections and referendums.

The Police and Crime Commissioner election, town and parish council elections, Wiltshire Council unitary elections, and nine local neighbourhood planning referendums will all be taking place.

Our top priority is for you to have your say in a safe way.

Register to vote

It's important to us that we live in a democratic county, and for you to have your say in the elections and referendums, you must be registered to vote. If you're not already, please visit the register to vote page. It only takes a few minutes.

Vote by post if you can

Given the pandemic, we understand that many of you may not wish to vote in person on election day. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you vote by post. This is the easiest and most convenient way to vote. If you haven't done so already, you can apply at the  Government postal vote page. We require an actual signature and not an electronic signature, so if you do not have access to a printer please contact us at or call 0300 456 0112 and we can arrange to send you a form via post.

You can return your completed form to or by post to Electoral Services, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN.

Terence Herbert is Wiltshire Council's Chief Executive and the Returning Officer. Please take a look at his short postal vote video.

Polling stations

Although our preference would be for you to vote by post, for those of you who wish to have your say in person, we will be ensuring that all polling stations are as safe as possible for you to visit. All 360 of our polling stations will be COVID-secure, with full risk assessments carried out, so on 6 May you can vote with the reassurance that your health and safety is our top priority.

Your local polling station may be different to normal. If you are voting in person, your local polling station will be printed on your poll card which will be sent out in advance of 6 May, and there will also be an online postcode checker.

If you do vote in person, there will be hand sanitiser available and one-way systems in place. Wait times may be longer and you will need to bring your own pen. We will release more information about the venues and the safety measures in place in due course.

Assist us if you can

The running of elections is always greatly aided by residents offering us their assistance. If you think you might be in a position to help, please get in contact with us via We'd love to hear from you.  There is payment provided for all election roles.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, queries or concerns please get in touch with us at or call 0300 456 0112.

Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Unitary elections

Town and parish elections

Icon for pdf Timetable for 6 May 2021 elections [128.88KB]

How to vote

Register to vote - the last day to register to vote in May 2021 is 19 April 2021.

The deadline to register for a postal vote is 5pm on 20 April 2021.

The deadline to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf is 5pm on 27 April 2021.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy can be made if a person finds they cannot go to the polling station because of their occupation, service or employment, or a medical condition, illness or disability that arises after 5pm on 27 April 2021. The application must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the address below by 5pm on the date of the poll:

Wiltshire Council
Electoral Services
County Hall
Bythesea Road
BA14 8JN

Ways to vote

Frequently asked questions