News release from 09/04/2021

Nominations for District Council vacancies close

Nominations for District Council vacancies close

The candidates standing for election to four vacant seats on South Cambridgeshire District Council have been confirmed after the nomination period closed.

On Thursday 6 May 2021, by-elections will be held for four vacant District Council seats. These are:
• Girton ward
• Harston and Comberton ward
• Melbourn ward
• Milton and Waterbeach ward

After nominations closed yesterday (Thursday 8 April 2021) you can now find a confirmed list of the candidates standing for each ward on the elections webpage.  

Several other elections will also be held locally on Thursday 6 May 2021. These include:
• Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Mayoral elections
• Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner elections
• Cambridgeshire County Council elections
• Northstowe Town Council, Longstanton Parish and Willingham Parish Council Elections
• Waterbeach Parish Council by-election

Neighbourhood Plan Referendums will also be held in Cottenham and Histon and Impington.

To vote in any of these elections, you must be registered to vote. If you are not registered to vote, it is quick and simple to register online, but you must register by the end of the day on Monday 19 April 2021. If you do not register, then you cannot vote in elections in South Cambridgeshire.

If you want to apply to vote by post, you must apply for a postal vote by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

If you want to apply for a proxy vote, you must ask for one before 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

To find out how you can apply for postal or proxy votes, follow the guidance on the elections webpage or call 03450 455 214 for more information if you don’t have internet access.

Anyone who needs to self-isolate on election day because of Coronavirus, and is registered to vote, will still be able to vote. This will be via new emergency proxy voting measures, even if they have not applied for a proxy vote before the above deadline. Anyone in this situation will be able to access an emergency proxy vote up until 5pm on election day.

South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Deputy Returning Officer, Andrew Francis, said: “If you want to vote in the upcoming elections in South Cambridgeshire, please remember that you must be registered. It’s quick and easy to register to vote online so if you are not registered – please don’t wait. Similarly, if you know you will want a postal or proxy vote, please apply for one now. There are strict deadlines to register to vote and apply for postal or proxy votes, so don’t delay. Act now to make sure you can have your say at the upcoming local elections.”