Elections 2021

On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents in Stratford-on-Avon will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at Warwickshire County Council and also as the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner. There are also a number of Neighbourhood Plan Referendums (Alcester, Ilmington, Napton-on-the-Hill and Clifford Chambers) to be held.

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 the May 2021 polling date. We have been working with the Electoral Commission, Government, public health authorities and fellow election officers to ensure voters can visit COVID-19 secure polling stations when attending to cast votes in the elections. This work remains under constant review in order for safety measures to adhere to the latest public health guidance.

Elections 2021 - frequently asked questions

Warwickshire County Council

All eligible electors will be able to vote for their Warwickshire County Councillor for the following Divisions:

Alcester, Arden, Bidford & Welford, Feldon, Kineton & Red Horse, Shipston, Southam, Stockton & Napton, Stour and the Vale, Stratford North, Stratford South, Stratford West, Studley and Wellesbourne

For further information on this election please see Warwickshire County Council election information

The Notice of Election has been published

TheStatement of Persons Nominated has been published

The Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices has been published

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner

For further information, including how to stand as a candidate, please see Warwick District Council election information. Chris Elliot (Warwick District Council) is the Police Area Returning Officer for this Police and Crime Commissioner election.

For information on candidates standing in the Police and Crime Commissioner election you will be able to visit www.choosemypcc.org.uk or call 08081962170.

The Notice of Election has been published

The Statement of Persons Nominated has been published

The Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices has been published

Neighbourhood Planning Referendum

The Notice of Referendum for Alcester has been published

The Notice of Referendum for Clifford Chambers and Milcote has been published

The Notice of Referendum for Ilmington has been published

The Notice of Referendum for Napton-on-the-Hill has been published

Beaudesert Parish

the Notice of Election has been published.

The Statement of Persons Nominated - Election of a Parish Councillor (no nominations received)

How you will vote in 2021

Warwickshire County Council election

Local Government elections use the first past the post voting system. Voters cast their vote for a candidate of their choice – or candidates where more than one seat is up for election on the same ballot paper. The candidate/s with the most votes wins.

Police and Crime Commissioner election

If there are only two candidates, the first past the post system is used and the candidate who polls the most votes is declared the winner.

For three or more candidates, the supplementary vote system is used. Voters can make a first and second choice. If no candidate gets more than 50% of the first choice votes, only the top two candidates go through to a second round of counting. If the first choice candidate on a ballot paper is eliminated, and the second choice is for one of the top two, then the second choice is also counted.

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A referendum asks you to vote ‘yes' or ‘no' to a question. You vote by putting a cross (X) in the ‘Yes' or ‘No' box on your ballot paper. Put a cross in only one box or your vote will not be counted.

If more people vote ‘yes' than ‘no' in this type of referendum, Stratford-on-Avon District Council will use the Neighbourhood Plan to help it decide planning applications in this local area.

If more people vote ‘no' than ‘yes', then planning applications will be decided without using the Neighbourhood Plan as part of the Development Plan for the local area.

Further information can be found at: How to Vote

Postal / Proxy Vote

Further information can be found at: Postal and Proxy Voting

Further Information

For further information, please contact Election Services:

Contact: the Democratic Services team

Last updated on 08/04/2021