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Elections 6 May 2021

On 6 May everyone registered to vote  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.

Find candidates

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.

Information about the Governance Referendum

Police and Crime Commissioner

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

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

To be eligible to vote on 6 May you should have registered to vote by 19 April. You can still register for future elections below. You only need to register once and it's quick and easy. You don't need to register separately for every election.

Elections results

Results will be published on Friday 7 May (local and parish council elections) and Monday 10 May (Police & Crime Commissioner, Governance Referendum, and BBEST Neighbourhood Plan Referendum).

Follow @sheffcouncil.

What options are available for voting

You can vote in person, by post or by proxy.  The deadlines to apply for a postal vote and proxy vote have now passed for the elections on 6 May.

You can still apply for an emergency proxy or a Covid-19 proxy. 

If you applied to vote by post, look out for your postal vote pack and send it back to us as soon as possible.

Voting by Proxy

The deadline to apply for an ordinary proxy vote has now passed, but you may be able to apply for an emergency proxy if you meet one of the following three reasons:

  • You have a medical emergency that you weren’t aware of before 27 April 2021
  • You are away from home because of work and you weren’t aware of this before 27 April 2021
  • You are self-isolating because of Covid-19 (this might be because of a positive test result, because you have Covid-19 symptoms, you are quarantining following an overseas visit, or because you have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace)

Please complete the relevant form from the Electoral Commission website. The form must be delivered either by email to elections@sheffield.gov.uk or in person to Sheffield Town Hall by 5pm on Thursday 6 May 2021.

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

Details about where you should vote will be on your poll card.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms, have had a positive test, or are self-isolating, you must stay at home and must not go to a polling station.  You can still vote by applying for an emergency proxy.