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Coronavirus information

Elections scheduled for 7 May 2020 were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. They will now take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. 

Preparations continue for elections across Great Britain in May. Since the New Year, and given the developments in the public health situation, there has been speculation about whether the polls will go ahead in May. Read the update on the May 2021 elections.

The elections now taking place across the District of Warwick are for:

  • Warwickshire County Council (WCC)
  • Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)

In addition, there will be a number of Neighbourhood Plan Referendums also taking place including for the town of Royal Leamington Spa.

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 are working hard with Central Government, the Electoral Commission and the wider electoral community and public health authorities to help ensure you can stay safe when casting your vote next May.

The Electoral Commission have some useful information about how to register to vote and how to apply to vote by post at these elections.

Elections 2021 - frequently asked questions

Key dates

Dates and time Item
Friday 19 March Publication of Notice of Election
Monday 22 March to Thursday 8 April (10am to 4pm) weekdays only Submission of nominations strictly by appointment only
11:59pm Monday 19 April Deadline to register to vote on 6 May 2021
5pm, Tuesday 20 April Deadline to submit Postal / Postal Proxy application forms to Warwick District Council
5pm, Tuesday 27 April: Proxy deadline Deadline to submit Proxy application forms to Warwick District Council
After 5pm Tuesday 27 April to 5pm, Thursday 6 May Valid Emergency proxy applications accepted
7am to 10pm Thursday 6 May: Polling Day Polling Day

An online briefing held via Microsoft Teams for validly nominated candidates and their agents (if appointed) will take place at the beginning of April. Details will be confirmed in due course. The briefing will cover:

  • electoral integrity
  • polling day
  • postal voting
  • verification and count arrangements
  • post-election activities

Further specific information for candidates in each election can be found on the Electoral Commission website: