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Elections 2021

All you need to know about voting on 6 May

On Thursday 6 May 2021, people across the Vale of White Horse will be able to cast their ballot in the Thames Valley area Police and Crime Commissioner election and the Oxfordshire County Council election. 

Residents in some areas will also be able to vote in local by-elections and neighbourhood plan referendums.

To find out about the different elections please click on the following links:

Thames Valley area Police and Crime Commissioner election

Oxfordshire County Council elections 

District council and parish council by-elections

Neighbourhood Plan referendums

Here are an easy to read guide and a pocket guide about voting in these elections.

To vote at these elections, you must be:

  • aged 18 or over on election day, and
  • be a British, Irish, European Union citizen, or Commonwealth citizen with permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission, and
  • be registered to vote by 19 April.

Ensuring you can cast your ballot:

Find out who you can vote for and where you need to go to cast your ballot

To find out who you can vote for in the elections please see the Statements of Persons Nominated on each page. If you don’t know your ward area you can use our Postcode search – this will also tell you which elections are taking place in your area, and the polling station you will need to go to cast your ballot on election day.

Please remember to check your poll card or our postcode search to make sure that you will be going to the correct polling station – it may be in a different building to the one you have used for previous elections.

Key information:

Details about who you can vote for in each election will be confirmed by 4pm on Friday 9 April.

Polls will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May.

If due, to an emergency or unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to get to the polling station on election, including if you have tested positive for Covid-19, you will be able to apply for an emergency proxy until 5pm on polling day.

The counts for each election are expected to take place on:

  • Friday 7 May (TBC) – local by-elections and neighbourhood plan referendums
  • Sunday 9 May – Oxfordshire County Council elections
  • Monday 10 May – Police and Crime Commissioner election.