Want to have your say? Use your vote
Elections 6 May 2021

On 6 May everyone registered to vote by 19 April 2021 will have at least three votes. 
We're working hard to make voting as Covid-19 safe as possible. 

Local elections

A vote to elect your local councillor, who will represent your views for the ward (area) where you live.

Governance Referendum

A vote about how you want Sheffield City Council to be run and how decisions are made about local services in the future.

Police and Crime Commissioner

A vote to elect the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

If you're registered you can vote in person, by proxy or by post. However you choose to vote we're working hard to make voting as Covid-19 safe as possible. Please look at your poll notice for more information, if you are a polling station voter it will include a postal vote application form to complete and return if you'd prefer to vote by post.

There will also be parish council by-elections in the Burncross, Chapeltown and High Green wards of Ecclesfield Parish Council and a Neighbourhood Planning Referendum relating to the Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield and Tapton (BBEST) Neighbourhood Plan.  

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How to register to vote

Make sure you're registered by 19 April to be eligible to vote on 6 May. You only need to register once and it's quick and easy. You don't need to register separately for every election.


What options are available for voting

You can vote in person, by proxy or by post. Find out which options are available to you. Rather vote by post? We'll be posting an application form with poll notice at the end of March to everyone who normally votes in person. Just add your date of birth, sign and return in the freepost envelope. You can apply for a postal vote any time up to 5pm on 20 April.

Voting in person?

Help keep everyone safe - remember hands, face, space.

Bring your own pen or pencil to vote.

To help with social distancing in polling stations you may have to queue outside. Remember to keep a safe space apart and dress for the weather.

You don't need to take your poll card, but this may make your visit quicker. Polling staff won't touch your card and you'll need to take it back home with you.

Remember your:
Face covering
Pen or pencil
Hand sanitiser
Thank you for keeping Sheffield safe.