Upcoming elections

District ward by-elections for Hartside and Skelton wards and Parish by-elections for Penrith and Alston town councils will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. There are no by-elections in Eden for Cumbria County Council.

Advice for candidates

Read the guidance for campaigning safely on GOV.UK, which sets out the Government’s approach to elections and referendums during COVID-19.

Read more about participating on the Electoral Commission website as a candidate or agent on the Electoral Commissions website and information about nominations and the election timetable.

Eden district by-elections

Read about being a councillor for information about nominations.

Town council ward by-elections

Read about the by-elections for parish councillors for Penrith Pategill ward and Alston Town Council on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Eden District council ward by-elections

Hartside district ward vacancy

See Notice of vacancy for Hartside district ward.

Skelton district ward vacancy

See Notice of vacancy for Skelton district ward.

Cumbria County Council by-elections

Read about the postponing of the Cumbria County Council due to the consultation for Local Government Reorganisation.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria election

The election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria is on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Read more about the election on the Allerdale Borough Council website.

Voting

If you do not want to or can't vote at a polling station anyone registered to vote can apply for a postal or proxy vote.

Find out about applying for postal voting before the 5pm deadline on the 20 April 2021.

Find out about applying for proxy voting before the 5pm deadline on the 27 April 2021.

In certain circumstances you may be able to apply for an emergency proxy vote. You can apply for an emergency proxy vote up to 5pm on the day of the election on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Read about proxy voting in the local elections on GOV.UK.

Polling stations

See making polling stations safe for voting and how they operate for the elections on 6 May 2021.