Elections 2021

Elections 2021 – Tamworth Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council & Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire police area elections

There are several elections taking place in Tamworth on Thursday 6 May 2021. These will be the first elections taking place in Tamworth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can still choose to vote in person, or you can vote by proxy if you cannot go to the polling station. Please see the Information for Electors section for further details.

Votes for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner will be counted on Friday, May 7. 

The results for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner vote can be viewed here.

The results for the Tamworth Borough Council election can be viewed here.

The Tamworth results for the Staffordshire County Council election can be viewed here.

FAQs for voting safely at 2021 elections can be found here.

Information for Candidates & Agents

You can find more information about standing as a local government election candidate on the Electoral Commissions website.

A briefing has been scheduled to help prepare prospective candidates who wish to stand as a borough or county councillor at the forthcoming elections on Thursday 6 May 2021. As well as informing candidates and their agents on matters that will affect their campaign, it will also be a chance for them to meet and ask questions of the Electoral Services Team.

The candidates and agents briefing will take place virtually, using Microsoft Teams at 6pm on Wednesday 10 March. If you would like to attend, please contact the Electoral Services Office on candidates&agents@tamworth.gov.uk or call 01827 214155 no later than Friday 26 February.

For more information about becoming a county councillor please visit: Elections and democracy - Staffordshire County Council

The links below will be available shortly after the briefing has taken place.

Nominations will open on Monday 22 March and will close at 4pm on Thursday 8 April.

Election Notices 

Tamworth Borough Council Staffordshire County Council Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire police area
Notice of Election - TBC Notice of Election - SCC Notice of Election - PFCC
    Notice of Submission of Election addresses
Notice of Election Agents (all wards) Notice of Election Agents (all divisions) Notice of Election Agents
Statement of Persons Nominated (all wards) Statement of Persons Nominated (all divisions) Statement of Persons Nominated
Notice of Poll (all wards) Notice of Poll (all divisions) Notice of Poll
Results (all wards) Results (all divisions)

Results (local results for TBC)

Results (countywide)

* SPITAL WARD polling station change: If your usual polling station is at Landau Forte QEMS Sixth Form, please note this has been relocated slightly to a different area within the campus. Voting will now take place in the cafeteria within the main QEMS building. Please use the Ashby Road entrance which is furthest from the town centre. This impacts residents living in Adonis Close, Arkall Close, Ashby Road, Ashlands Close, Belvedere Close, Burton Close, Croft Avenue, Croft Street, Farm Close, Flora Close, Hampton Close, Henley Close, Iris Close, Kingston Close, Norton Close, Perry Close, Perrycrofts Crescent, School Walk, Standon Gardens, Tavistock Close, Upper Gungate and Windsor Close.

Information for Electors

Key deadlines for the elections taking place on Thursday 6 May 2021

Last day for applications to be included on the register of electors in order to vote in the elections. Monday 19 April 2021
Last day for requests for a new postal vote or to change or cancel an existing postal vote or proxy appointment. 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021
Last day for new applications to vote by proxy (except for emergencies) 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021
Last day for new applications to vote by proxy on grounds of medical emergency or reason of employment. 5pm on Thursday 6 May 2021

You can vote in person at your allocated polling station. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. If there is a queue you will still be able to vote as long as you joined the queue before 10pm.Voting in person

Due to COVID-19, there will be safety measures in place at polling stations to help you stay safe. There will be physical distancing and there may be a limit on how many people are allowed inside the polling station.

  • When you go inside, you will be expected to wear a face covering like you do when you go into shops or use public transport.
  • You should sanitise your hands when you go into the polling station and when you leave. Hand sanitiser will be available on entry and exit. 
  • The staff will be wearing masks and visors, like staff in shops, but you’ll still be able to ask them for help if you need it.
  • Polling station staff will be cleaning regularly, so you might need to wait for a booth to be cleaned before you can use it.
  • You are welcome to take your own pen or pencil with you if you would like to. Clean pencils will be available.
  • Where possible, polling places will have a one-way system, so be prepared to follow the signage and any instructions.

Voting by post

To vote by post, you need to complete a postal vote application form. The process for applying for a postal vote has not changed.

You can download a postal application here 

You will need to download the postal vote application form and print it. Once you have completed the form and made sure you have signed it please send it to us at the address below:

The Electoral Registration Officer
FREEPOST RSUR-AUZY-YBAR
Tamworth Borough Council
Marmion House
Lichfield Street
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B79 7BZ

Or by scanning and emailing to Electoral-Applications@tamworth.gov.uk

We must receive your completed postal vote application no later than 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.

 

Voting by proxy (someone voting on your behalf)

To vote by proxy you need to ask someone you trust to vote on your behalf. You need to complete a proxy vote application form. The process for applying for a proxy vote has not changed.

You can download a proxy application here.

You can find out more about proxy voting here 

You will need to download the proxy vote application form and print it. Once you have completed the form and made sure you have signed it please send it to us at the address below:

The Electoral Registration Officer
FREEPOST RSUR-AUZY-YBAR
Tamworth Borough Council
Marmion House
Lichfield Street
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B79 7BZ

Or by scanning and emailing to Electoral-Applications@tamworth.gov.uk

We must receive your completed proxy vote application no later than 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.

Please note that the deadline for a postal-proxy (where your appointed proxy wishes to vote by post) is Tuesday 20 April.

 

Emergency proxy vote

In certain circumstances, where you have an emergency that means you cannot vote in person, you can apply for an emergency proxy.

This must be something that you weren't aware of before the normal proxy vote deadline.

The form you need to complete depends on your reason for needing an emergency proxy vote.

Emergency proxy application (medical) 

Emergency proxy application (employment) 

You will need to download the relevant emergency proxy vote application form and print it. Once you have completed the form and made sure you have signed it please send it to us at the address below:

The Electoral Registration Officer
FREEPOST RSUR-AUZY-YBAR
Tamworth Borough Council
Marmion House
Lichfield Street
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B79 7BZ

Or by scanning and emailing to electoral-applications@tamworth.gov.uk

Your completed emergency proxy application must be received by us no later than 5pm on polling day.

If you are not sure if you have a postal vote or proxy vote already, contact the Electoral Services Office.

Temporary jobs with Electoral Services

On the run up to elections, on the day of poll itself, and post-election for the counting of votes, the Returning Officer for Tamworth needs to recruit temporary staff to various clerical jobs.  

To help us recruit to these positions we hold a list of people who are interested in applying for these jobs and then we may contact them at the appropriate time to ascertain their availability on the required dates.

If you would like to have your name added to this list so that you can be considered for positions in the future, please complete the Expression of Interest in Electoral Duties Form and return it to the address on the form. Alternatively, you can complete the form online by clicking here.

Expression of Interest in Electoral Duties Form 

Jobs recruited to include:

Job Description - Chief Counter 

Job Description - Count Assistant

Job Description - Poll Clerk 

Job Description - Postal Vote Opening Clerk 

Job Description - Presiding Officer 

As of 29 February 2008, all new employees are required to demonstrate their entitlement to work in the UK. All new employees will need to produce one of the following when requested to do so:

  • A valid Passport.
  • A full birth certificate issued in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Ireland accompanied by an official document giving the applicants permanent National Insurance Number.
  • A residence permit, registration certificate or document certifying or indicating permanent residence
  • Other forms of entitlement may be acceptable, please contact the Electoral Services Office for information.

Electoral Services Office contact details

Post:   Electoral Services Office
            Tamworth Borough Council
            Marmion House
            Lichfield Street
            Tamworth
            Staffordshire
            B79 7BZ

Email: elections@tamworth.gov.uk

Phone: 01827 214155 (office hours only)