The Parish, Town and City Council Elections will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. All seats on all of these councils in Cornwall are due for re-election.
These elections will be run on this election timetable.
Candidates standing for election
If you have any problems with this document please contact us using the details on this page.
You can view a list of the polling stations in Cornwall.
You can view the details of the uncontested elections and the candidates who have been elected.
- Notice of Election (East) - Parish and Town Council Elections 2021 - published 22 March 2021
- Notice of Election (West) - Parish and Town Council Elections 2021 - published 22 March 2021
Candidates’ election expenses
The most a candidate can spend on their election campaign has increased. The spending limit for candidates at local government elections in England is now £806 per electoral area. Plus 7p per elector. The election expenses report shows what candidates can spend in each electoral area.
Working at the election
We are currently recruiting people to work on election duties. There is more information on our Election staff 2021 page.
Are you registered to vote?
The electoral register, also known as the electoral roll, is a list of everyone who is entitled to vote.
You must be on the register to be able to vote at an election.
Anyone who has never registered, or has recently moved, must have registered by Monday 19 April 2021.
You must re-register if you have changed address, name or nationality.
If you are already registered you do not need to apply again unless your circumstances have recently changed.
To register to vote, please go to our Register to vote page.
Read more about registering to vote on the Electoral Commission website. There is also a step-by-step easy read guide to registering to vote online.
Different ways to vote
You can vote in an election in different ways:
- In person
- By post
- By proxy - you can appoint someone else to vote for you.
There is more information on our different ways to vote page.
From the May 2021 elections, some parish and town council boundaries will change.
Some areas of land have moved from one parish area to another by Cornwall Council after the recent Community Governance Review.
Some of these changes affect an electoral division boundary for Cornwall Council elections. Where appropriate a division has also changed to match the new parish boundary. Any such changes have been approved by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.