On Thursday 6 May 2021 there will be elections taking place in Huntingdonshire for the following polls:

  • Police and Crime Commissioner election (postponed from May 2020)

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Mayoral election

  • Cambridgeshire County Council elections

  • St Ives East District Council Ward by-election (one seat subject to receipt of a request for an election)

  • St Neots Town Council – Eaton Socon Ward by-election (one seat)

  • St Ives Town Council – South Ward by-election (one seat)

  • Pidley-cum-Fenton Parish Council by-election (one seat)

  • Bury Neighbourhood Planning Referendum (postponed from 26 March 2020)

  • Buckden Neighbourhood Planning Referendum (subject to Cabinet decision).

Making polling stations a safe place to visit

We are putting arrangements in place to help ensure polling stations are safe place to vote.

You can expect many of the measures you've become used to in recent months in shops and banks, such as hand sanitiser, screening, one-way systems, floor markings and face coverings.

You may be asked to queue outside the polling station so that staff can monitor the number of people in the premises at one time. You can also bring along your own pen or pencil.

Registering to vote

The deadline for registering to vote is midnight on Monday 19 April 2021. 

Register to Vote

Postal or proxy voting

If you are shielding, vulnerable or would just prefer not to go to the polling station, you can apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote (where someone votes on your behalf).

You must be registered to vote to apply for a postal or proxy vote (so must your proxy).

You can download a postal or proxy vote form. Once you have completed the form and signed it, you need to send it to the Electoral Team via:

If you do not have online access please call 01480 388017 for a postal/proxy form to be sent to you.

Apply now - apply early!

If you’re thinking about voting by post, you can apply to do this now as this will help us to manage the expected increase in applications. It will also ensure that your application is processed early and your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly once the candidates for the elections are confirmed.

If you would like to apply for a postal vote for the elections, the deadline for new applications, or cancelling an existing postal voting arrangement or changing an existing proxy arrangement, is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

You can find further information on postal voting or download a voter registration form on the Electoral Commission's website.

If you would like to apply for a proxy vote, this means someone voting on your behalf, the deadline for applying for a new proxy arrangement is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

For further information on proxy voting or download a voter registration form on the Electoral Commission's website.

If you already have a postal or proxy application in place you do not need to apply again.

Should election arrangements change, we will share updates via local newspapers, social media and the website.

Polling stations

The hours of poll are 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May 2021. Details of your polling station may have changed for this election - you may need to vote at a different location, or in a different building. Please check your poll card for the location of your polling station.

For more information read our frequently asked questions on the elections in May 2021.

Notice of Vacancy of District Councillors for the St Ives East Ward and for the Warboys Ward

Notice is given that vacancies have occurred in the office of district councillor for the St Ives East Ward and for the Warboys Ward, by reason of the resignation of Councillor Richard Bellamy, councillor for the St Ives East ward and the death of Councillor Jill Tavener, councillor for the Warboys ward.

After notice in writing has been given to the Proper Officer by two registered electors requesting that an election be held in the respective ward, then under the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the election will not take place until Thursday, 6 May 2021.

Notice of Vacancy - St Ives East District Ward [PDF, 79Kb]

Notice of Vacancy - Warboys Ward [PDF, 79Kb]