Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Elections 2021
On Thursday 6 May residents in Essex will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them as Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.
Find out more about the candidates on the Choose My PCC website.
They will also be able to vote in the county council, district council and parish council elections depending on the area they live in.
Voters have a range of options for casting their ballot – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 20 April, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on 27 April.
For those who choose to vote in person, polling stations will be safe places to vote on 6 May. Voters are encouraged to keep themselves and others safe by:
• Wearing a face covering
• Bringing their own pen or pencil
• Cleaning their hands when entering and leaving the polling station
• Keeping a safe distance
Voters should not attend the polling station if they have symptoms of Covid-19, or if they have been asked to self-isolate. There will be provisions in place to apply for an emergency proxy vote if required due to health circumstances.
However people choose to vote, they must be registered in order to have their say at the elections – the easiest way to register is online