May 2021 election timings

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner election; Burnham Central Ward, Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council and Nether Stowey Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – timings


The Notice of Election will be published on Monday, 22nd March – this is the start of the election process.


Nominations for the Burnham on Sea bye-election can be accepted from 1000 hrs on Tuesday 23rd March 2021. Forms can be obtained from Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3AR or by the website at Elections 2021 (

Residents should soon be receiving their polling card after for the forthcoming elections and are advised to check their poll card to make sure that they know which polling station they need to go to on Thursday, May 6th.

If you don’t receive a poll card, you may not be registered to vote.  You need to register to vote by midnight on Monday, 19th April make sure that you have your say at the ballot box for the elections.  The easiest way to register is by visiting


The last day to apply for a postal vote is 1700 hs on Tuesday 20th April 2021


The last day to apply for a proxy vote is 1700 hrs on Tuesday 27th April 2021


Polling day: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday 6th May 2021.


Voters have three options for casting their ballot – in person at the polling station, by post or by proxy (i.e. they can appoint someone they trust to vote on their behalf).

Sedgemoor will be despatching their postal votes from Monday, April 19th.


If you have any queries regarding your right to vote, please contact a member of the Elections Team at





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