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Forthcoming elections

Elections in 2021

On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents in Broadland will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at Norfolk County Council and as the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner. In a small number of parishes there may also be by-elections or Neighbourhood Planning Referendums.

The elections will take place at a time when Covid-19 continues to present risks to public health.  Depending on the infection rate, measures taken to control the spread of the virus may change as we approach May.  However, we are working on our plans to help ensure you can stay safe when casting your vote in May.

Due to the uncertainty of Covid-19, the Council is alerting residents to the possibility of voting by post, should they prefer, rather than visiting the polling station.  An application form can be downloaded from the Electoral Commission website.  This must be completed by hand and returned to the Electoral Services Team either by post to Electoral Services Team, Broadland Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0UD or by email as a scanned document to [email protected]

Residents need to be registered to vote in order to have a say at the elections.  Most residents should already be registered, however, if you have recently moved or not previously registered to vote, you will need to register.  The easiest way to register is online at



Hellesdon Parish by-elections - 19 March 2020
Elections were due to to be held for 2 Parish Councillors for Hellesdon Parish Council - North West Ward and 2 Parish Councillors for Hellesdon Parish Council - South East Ward.  A decision to postpone these elections was made on 18 March, read the press release.

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Election - 7 May 2020
The Government has announced that all elections scheduled for 7 May 2020 will be postponed for 12 months, the PCC election will now take place on 6 May 2021.


Taverham (North Ward) Parish - 6 August 2020
We have received a valid poll request for Taverham (North Ward) Parish.  Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, a poll cannot take place until 6 May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.