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Election timeline

What we expect to happen, and when.

Timeline 2021

Summary

  • Thursday 25 March 2021 (predicted) – Pre-election Period (Purdah) – Guidance for PCC Elections May 2021
  • Monday 29 March 2021 – Last day for the Publication of the Notice of Election
  • Thursday 6 May – Election day
  • Friday 7 May 2021 – Election count
  • Wednesday 12 May 2021 11:59 – Julia Mulligan relinquishes her role
  • Thursday 13 May 2021 00:00 – Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner takes up office

Selby District Council, the lead authority, will published a timeline of activity nearer the elections on their website.

Electoral Commission timeline

Event Working days before poll (deadline if not midnight) Date (deadline if not midnight)
Publication of notice of election Not later than 25 days Not later than Monday 29 March
Delivery of nomination papers Between the hours of 10am and 4pm on any day after the publication of the notice of election until 4pm on the nineteenth day before polling day Between 10am and 4pm on any working day after publication of notice of election and until 4pm on Thursday 8 April
Deadline for delivery of nomination papers 19 days (4pm) 4pm on Thursday 8 April
Deadline for withdrawals 19 days (4pm) 4pm on Thursday 8 April
Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent 19 days (4pm) 4pm on Thursday 8 April
Making objections to nomination papers On 19 days (10am to 5pm), subject to the following:

Between 10 am – 12 noon objections can be made to all delivered nominations

Between 12 noon and 5pm objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm, 20 days before the poll

Between 10am and 12 noon on Thursday 8 April objections can be made to all delivered nominations

Between 12 noon and 5pm on Thursday 8 April objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm on Wednesday 7 April

Publication of first interim election notice of alteration 19 days Thursday 8 April
Publication of statement of persons nominated Not later than 18 days (4pm) Not later than 4pm on Friday 9 April
Deadline for receiving applications for registration 12 days Monday 19 April
Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes 11 days (5pm) 5pm on Tuesday 20 April
Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) 6 days (5pm) 5pm on Tuesday 27 April
Publication of second interim election notice of alteration Between 18 days and 6 days Between Friday 9 April and Tuesday 27 April (inclusive)
Publication of notice of poll Not later than 6 days Not later than Tuesday 27 April
Deadline for the notification of appointment of sub-agent 5 days Wednesday 28 April
Publication of final election notice of alteration 5 days Wednesday 28 April
Deadline for notification of appointment of polling agents,  counting agents and sub-agents 5 days Wednesday 28 April
First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes 4 days Thursday 29 April
Polling day

 

0 (7am to 10pm) 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May
Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes 0 (5pm) 5pm on Thursday 6 May
Deadline for emergency proxy applications 0 (5pm) 5pm on Thursday 6 May
Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal 0 (9pm) 9pm on Thursday 6 May

Last updated: 02 February 2021