Information and guidance related to the May 2021 elections.
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On 13 March 2020, the Government confirmed that due to the COVID-19 pandemic all local elections due to take place on 7 May 2020 in England and Wales would be postponed for a year until May 2021.
On 6 May, those elections that were scheduled to take place in 2020 will be held alongside those scheduled for this year. This means all eligible voters in England will have a poll of some kind, with many having multiple ballots taking place at once. Elections taking place will include county, district, combined mayoral, local authority mayoral, Greater London Authority, London mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner, alongside other by-elections, polls and referenda.
Councils are working hard to ensure that the elections can take place safely and fairly within the current public health context.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ico) provide further guidance for the use of personal data in political campaigning. The Government has also published guidance on specific aspects of the electoral process ahead of the May elections:
- May 2021 polls delivery plan
- May 2021 elections – note on changes to the nominations process and number of subscribers required for nominations
- The Government’s approach to elections and referendums during COVID-19: How political parties, candidates, agents and campaigners can undertake COVID-secure campaigning activity for the May 21 polls