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Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections - 6 May 2021

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. List of candidates
  3. Information for candidates and agents
  4. Register to vote
  5. Vote by post
  6. Ask someone else to vote on your behalf (proxy vote)
  7. Voting and staying safe at the polling station
  8. If you need to self-isolate
  9. Working at the elections
  10. Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices
  11. Notice of Polls and Situation of Polling Places
  12. Statement of Persons Nominated

Overview

Election results

We are expecting the results of the local government election in the early hours of Friday morning (Friday 7 May).

You can see the results as they are announced here:

Local government election results 2021

For information on the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, visit Sunderland Council: Elections.

Postal vote update

South Tyneside Council has been made aware that the delivery of some postal vote packs has been delayed for a small number of voters.

Those people affected have been identified and contacted with assurance that a pack will be delivered to allow them to vote in time for the election on Thursday 6 May.

See postal vote update

The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner elections will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

These were postponed in May 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Voters in the Horsley Hill and Monkton wards can vote for two candidates at the Local Government election. All other wards can vote for one candidate.

We are working with the government, Electoral Commission, wider electoral community and public health authorities to make sure you can stay safe when voting during the coronavirus pandemic. For information about voting visit Electoral Commission.

List of candidates 

The nomination period has now closed for the Local Government and Police & Crime Commissioner elections.  

See the candidates in your ward: 

List of candidates at close of nominations

To find the name of your ward, search for your current councillors.

For information about the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections see Sunderland City Council.

Information for candidates and agents

Information for candidates and agents

Register to vote

The deadline to register to vote in the elections on 6 May 2021 has now passed (this was 19 April 2021). 

More about registering to vote.

Vote by post

The deadline to register to vote by post in the elections on 6 May 2021 has now passed (this was 20 April 2021). 

See how to vote by post.

Postal vote update:

South Tyneside Council has been made aware that the delivery of some postal vote packs has been delayed for a small number of voters.

Whilst this is due to factors completely outside of the control of the local authority, we are taking steps to rectify the problem in time to make sure that everyone who wishes to vote is able to do so.

Those people affected have been identified and contacted with assurance that a pack will be delivered to allow them to vote in time for the election on Thursday 6 May.

All voters are reminded that there is still time to complete the postal vote and return it by post, right up until Wednesday 5 May or in person at any polling station on Thursday 6 May.

Ask someone else to vote on your behalf (proxy vote)

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote has now passed.

You can apply for an emergency proxy up to 5pm on election day (Thursday 6 May) if you have a medical emergency or you will be away from home because of work.

Voting and staying safe at the polling station

We're doing all we can to make sure our polling stations are safe on election day. 

Read more and watch a video on what to expect at the polling station: 

Voting and staying safe at the polling station

If you need to self-isolate

If you vote at a polling station and you test positive for COVID-19, or you are told to self-isolate, you can apply for a Covid-19 emergency proxy up to 5pm on election day (Thursday 6 May). 

Return your application form to the Elections Office by either:

  • Post: Elections Office, South Tyneside Council, Town Hall, Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 2RL
  • Email a scanned copy to: elections@southtyneside.gov.uk

 

Working at the elections

At every election, the Returning Officer must appoint staff to:

  • work at polling stations
  • count the votes at the close of poll 
  • open postal votes

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are also looking to appoint Polling Marshals to help manage queues and support social distancing at our polling stations.  This is a new role for this year only and we are looking for people who are friendly and enjoy interacting with the public.

To work at the elections you must: 

  • be a minimum of 16 years of age (however there are restrictions on the number of hours anyone under 18 can work)
  • have a National Insurance number
  • be entitled to work in the UK (in accordance with the provisions of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996) proof must be provided before you will be offered work
  • be flexible and be prepared to work long and sometimes unsociable hours (polling and count staff)

We cannot employ anyone who is currently working on behalf of a candidate or political party during the election campaign. If you are related to a prospective candidate, or current councillor you must include their name on your application form.

Apply to work at the elections

We're looking for people who are hard-working, enthusiastic and learn quickly. 

If you would like to apply for a role working at this year's elections and be added to our database for future elections:

If you need the application form in a different format, contact the Elections team by email at elections@southtyneside.gov.uk or call 0191 427 7000.

Notices of Election, Agents' Names and Offices

Notices of Election:

Notice of Election - Election of Councillors

Notice of Election - Police and Crime Commissioner

Notice of Election - Police and Crime Commissioner address

Notices of Election, Agents' Names and Offices: 

Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices - Local Government Election

Notice of Election Agents' and Sub Agents' Names and Offices - Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Notice of Polls and Situation of Polling Places

Notice of polls - Local Government Elections284.68KB

Situation of Polling Places - Police and Crime Commissioner Election52.46KB

Notice of polls - Police and Crime Commissioner Elections12.25KB

You can also view these documents in person at South Shields Town Hall (10am to 3pm Monday to Friday) and Jarrow Town Hall (10am to 3pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday).

If you are having trouble accessing the documents, and need them in a different format, email elections@southtyneside.gov.uk.

Statement of Persons Nominated

Statement of Persons Nominated - South Tyneside Council

Statement of Person Nominated - Police and Crime Commissioner Election

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