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West Berkshire Elections

Upcoming ballots in which West Berkshire residents can vote and notices of vacancies

 
2021 Graphic for Voting Options for Elections 6 May 2021
2021 Graphic for Voting Options for Elections 6 May 2021

Forthcoming Elections

Thursday 6 May 2021

  • Police and Crime Commissioner

pdf icon PCC Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices - Thames Valley Police Area [84kb]

pdf icon PCC Statement of Persons Nominated - Thames Valley Police Area [83kb]

 

The following elections will also take place on 6 May 2021:

  • Stratfield Mortimer Parish Council (3 seats)

Statement of Persons Nominated: pdf icon SOPN Stratfield Mortimer [199kb]

  • Newbury Town Council Clay Hill Ward (1 seat) 

Statement of Persons Nominated: pdf icon SOPN Newbury Clay Hill [201kb]

 

No election to be held for:

  • Lambourn Parish Council (1 seat in the Lambourn Ward)

Statement of Persons Nominated: pdf icon SOPN Lambourn Lambourn [191kb]

  • Lambourn Parish Council (1 seat in the Upper Lambourn Ward)

Statement of Persons Nominated: pdf icon SOPN Upper Lambourn [189kb]

 

Thursday 4 May 2023

  • Local District and Parish    

 

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley will be elected by voters in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire on the 6 May 2021. On this occasion, the poll will be organised by Yvonne Rees (Police Area Returning Officer) who is the Chief Executive of Oxfordshire County Council and Cherwell District Council. Her team will deal with the nomination process and the overall running of the election, which includes announcing the result. Each local authority has a Local Returning Officer who is directed by the Police Area Returning Officer and her team.

Candidate information will be available at www.choosemypcc.org.uk from 15 April 2021.

More information about Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Elections.

Polling Day:

Polling day will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021 during the hours of 7am to 10pm.

Poll cards will be despatched on or shortly after 25 March 2021 to all those registered as local government electors. If you do not receive a card, it may mean you are not registered at your current address. Please call our office on 01635 519464 if you wish to check and we can send you a paper application form. Alternatively, go online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Please note that some polling stations may change due to the pandemic so please read your poll card carefully.

Voting Options:

Polling stations will be in place, and will be subject to stringent Government Covid regulations to ensure people can vote safely. However, we are aware that many people will prefer to vote by post or proxy, particularly if they are vulnerable or shielding.

  • Applications for postal votes must be received at West Berkshire Council's Market Street office in Newbury by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April. Postal ballot papers will be despatched on or shortly after 22 April 2021.

  • Applications for proxy votes (appointing someone to vote on your behalf) must be received at West Berkshire Council's Market Street office in Newbury by 5pm on 27 April.

Find an application form here.

The Count:

The counting of votes for the Police and Crime Commissioner will take place on Monday 10 May, though the votes will be verified, along those from the local parish by-elections on Friday 7 May. The town and parish by-election results will be announced on Friday 7 May. Both events will be held at Newbury Racecourse, but attendance will be by appointment only and limited to candidates, their representatives and official observers.

pdf icon See the full timetable here. [225kb]

Register to Vote

If you need to register to vote, you can do so at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You can make sure that your electoral details are up to date by emailing vote@westberks.gov.uk or by calling (01635) 519464.

View the results of elections that have already taken place.

 

Who To Contact

Contact details for West Berkshire Council's Electoral Services Team

01635 519464