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Broadland District Council runs the elections for the Broadland area.

further information

For more information, advice and election results please refer to the related pages below.

forthcoming EU referendum

The referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union takes place on Thursday 23 June 2016.   The notice of referendum in the Broadland area is available below.

Information on the EU Referendum

From 16 May 2016 the Electoral Commission is sending an impartial information booklet to all households across the UK containing important information including:

  • Who can vote
  • How to register to vote and options for casting your vote
  • The question and an image of the ballot paper
  • A page each for the lead campaign organisations

The booklet reminds voters that if they are not already registered to vote then they must do this by the deadline of Tuesday 7 June 2016 if they want to participate in the EU Referendum.

important deadlines

  • Tuesday 7 June, 11.59pm – last day to register to vote. You do not need to register separately for the referendum. You only need to re-register if you change your name, address or nationality. The easiest way to register is to go to
  • Wednesday 8 June, 5pm – last day to apply for a postal vote
  • Wednesday 8 June, 5pm – last day to cancel or make a change to an existing postal or proxy vote
  • Wednesday 15 June, 5pm – last day to apply for a proxy vote (where someone votes on your behalf)

mailing out of postal votes

If you are an existing postal voter, your postal vote pack will be sent out between 27 May and 3 June 2016.

Any new postal vote applications received from today until 30 May will be mailed their postal vote pack on 7 June.  Applications for postal votes received between 31 May and the deadline of 5pm on 8 June, will be mailed their postal vote pack on 14 June 2016.

types of elections

Local elections - Broadland District Council

Broadland District Council is made up of 47 Members representing 27 wards, they are elected every four years. The most recent district elections took place on 7 May 2015.

Norfolk County Council

Every four years there is an election for the 84 County Councillors who represent their communities in Norfolk. The next planned Norfolk County elections will be in May 2017, the last ones were held on 2 May 2013. 

Parish and town councils

There are 63 parish and town councils and parish meetings in Broadland, some of these are divided into wards. The most recent parish and town council elections were held on 7 May 2015.


Broadland District Council runs the Parliamentary elections for the Broadland and Norwich North constituencies. Parliamentary elections are held on a date decided by the Prime Minister, which must be within five years of the last General Election. The most recent Parliamentary Election was held on 7 May 2015.

European Parliament

Broadland District Council is responsible for conducting the European Parliamentary elections for the district within the European Parliamentary Constituency (Eastern Region), one of nine electoral regions in England. European Parliamentary elections are held every five years on a date fixed by the European Parliament and Members serve for the full five year term of office. The last European Parliamentary election was held on Thursday 22 May 2014.

Police and Crime Commissioner

The Police and Crime Commissioner election for Norfolk was held on 5 May 2016. The Commissioner is accountable for how crime is tackled in their police force areas.