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Town and parish elections

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Statutory notices

Information for Town and Parish clerks

Icon for pdf Town and Parish clerk information for May 2021 polls [306.08KB]

Town and parish council elections take place on Thursday 6 May 2021 for all the seats in the respective councils.  Several towns and parishes are split into wards, which makes a total of 307 electoral areas within the Wiltshire Council local authority area.

Elections also take place on Thursday 6 May for Police and Crime Commissioner elections, Unitary elections, and some parish areas will have Neighbourhood planning referendums.

Please visit our May 2021 Elections page for election information. Statutory notices will be published on this page for town/parish clerks to download and display in their local parish areas.

As with all the election processes, we will be following the current Government advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep our staff and the public safe. It is important that any person who will be involved with the election process also follows this advice and adheres to the requirements set out for each of the election processes. This will include the wearing of face masks, hand sanitising and maintain social distancing.

Town and parish boundaries

Some of the town and parish areas have been affected by the recent electoral review of the Wiltshire Council unitary division boundaries conducted by the Local Boundary Commission for England.  This means that town and parish ward boundary lines may have changed and will come into effect for the May 2021 elections. 

Some town and parish boundaries have also been amended to reflect changes made by the recent Community Governance Review.

Guidance for candidates and agents

Guidance for candidates and agents

Nomination form

Icon for pdf Town and parish council timetable [51.0KB]

The number of seats per town and parish area, nomination delivery centres and count venue centres can be found at Icon for pdf Town and parish election information [275.04KB]


Wiltshire Candidates and Agents Election webinar - watch a recording

An online webinar event took place on 15 April for candidates and agents to provide the latest update on the election in Wiltshire and to answer  questions.

Terence Herbert, Returning Officer, Kate Blackburn, Director of Public Health for Wiltshire, and our elections team talked through how our plans are progressing and explain some of the COVID-19 secure measures we will be putting in place at our polling stations and count venues. 

You can watch a recording: 15 April elections webinar recording
Electoral Services also held a candidates briefing webinar on the 24 February 2021 for Parish and Unitary elections. The webinar can be found on YouTube: unitary, town and parish webinar, 24 February 2021.

You can also take a look at the Icon for word questions and answers [30.46KB] from the 24 February webinar.