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elections

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 election

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) on 5 May 2016

The PCC is accountable for how crime is tackled in their police force areas and serves for a 4 year period. On 5 May 2016 elections for Police and Crime Commissioners will be taking place across 41 Police Force areas in England (excluding London) and Wales.

Norfolk’s PCC election will be carried out by each of the 7 local authorities; Broadland District Council is co-ordinating the Broadland district election.

Ray Harding, the Chief Executive of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk is Norfolk’s Police Area Returning Officer (PARO). Full details about the PCC election on 5 May 2016 (including notices) can be found on the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk website.

The notice of poll and location of polling stations in Broadland can be downloaded above.  Details about the candidates standing at this election can be found on the Choose my PCC website.

PCC key dates

If you are not currently on the electoral register you will not be able to vote at this election.  The easiest way to register is to go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.  The deadline to register for this election was Monday 18 April 2016.  After this date you will be too late to register to vote at this election.

Applications for postal votes for this election should have been received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 19 April 2016.

Applications for proxy votes (where someone votes on your behalf) for this election must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2016.

EU referendum

The referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union takes place on Thursday 23 June 2016.

If you are not currently on the electoral register you will not be able to vote at this referendum.  The easiest way to register is to go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.  The deadline to register for this referendum is Tuesday 7 June 2016.  After this date you will be too late to register to vote at the referendum.

Applications for postal votes for the referendum must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016.

Applications for proxy votes (where someone votes on your behalf) for the referendum must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 15 June 2016.

For more information on the EU referendum go to the Electoral Commission website

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.

Parliament

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 first ever election for a Police and Crime Commissioner was held on 15 November 2012. The Commissioner is accountable for how crime is tackled in their police force areas. The next Police and Crime Commissioner election is on 5 May 2016.