Elections and voting

The next elections will be held in Hampshire on Thursday 6 May 2021

The next elections will be combined elections for Hampshire County Councillors, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, district and borough councillors in some areas, and some parish/town councillors.

We will update these pages with further information as it becomes available. You can also visit the Electoral Commission website.

This page was last updated on 23 March 2021

We have been preparing for COVID-safe elections and have taken steps to help you take part safely and confidently. We are working with the Government, the Electoral Commission, the wider electoral community, and public health teams to help ensure you can stay safe when casting your vote in May.

Timetable of proceedings for Hampshire County Council 2021 elections

Monday 22 March 2021

Publication of Notice of Election.

4 pm, Thursday 8 April 2021

  • Deadline for delivery of nominations
  • Deadline for withdrawal of candidate
  • Deadline for appointment of election agents

4 pm, Friday 9 April 2021

  • Publication of statement of persons nominated
  • Publication of notice of election agents

Monday 19 April 2021

Last date for registration.

5 pm, Tuesday 20 April 2021

Deadline for receipt of postal vote applications.

Tuesday 27 April 2021

  • 5pm – Deadline for receipt of proxy vote applications
  • Publication of notice of poll

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Deadline for appointment of poll and count agents.

Thursday 29 April 2021

First day to issue replacement lost postal ballot papers.

Thursday 6 May 2021

  • 7 am to 10 pm – Day of poll
  • 5 pm – Receipt of emergency proxy vote applications
  • 5 pm – Last day to issue replacement spoilt or lost postal ballot papers

Thursday 10 June 2021

Return of election expenses.

About Hampshire County Council elections

Every four years the County Council holds an election for all of its electoral divisions.

County Councillors represent all the people within their divisions and use their local knowledge to help the Council make decisions on the services provided to Hampshire's 1.4 million residents (excluding Southampton and Portsmouth), including education, roads and social care for vulnerable children and adults, as well as access to the countryside and libraries.

The last County Council election was held in 2017.
View the results of the Hampshire County Council elections by party name and electoral division.

District councils administer the County Council's elections on behalf of the County Returning Officer and Chief Executive. Therefore, polling cards, and applications for postal and proxy votes will be issued by district councils for residents living in their area.

For further information, please visit the elections webpages of your local district or borough council, as listed below:

For further information regarding the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, please visit the Southampton City Council webpages.