A reminder that elections will be held in Test Valley on Thursday 6 May 2021. It will be a combined poll including the postponed Police and Crime Commissioner elections for Hampshire and the Hampshire County Council scheduled elections.

The Notices of Poll for all polls taking place, along with the Statement of Persons Nominated for the Borough and Parish elections, and the Notices of Uncontested Elections have now been published and can be accessed on the Documents section on Test Valley BC’s website.

From 15 April, you will be able to find out information on the candidates standing for election in the Hampshire police area by visiting the Choose my PCC website.  You will also be able to download a PDF booklet of the candidate details or you can ring 0800 196 2170 to request a copy to be delivered to you.

The County Returning Officer is John Coughlin at Hampshire County Council and more information about these elections can be found on their website.

Casting your vote safely during COVID-19

These elections will be like no other.  We are putting arrangements in place to help ensure polling stations are as safe as they can be. You can expect many of the measures you have become used to over recent months in shops and banks, such as hand sanitiser, social distancing, one way systems where possible and the requirement to wear face coverings.  Electors are also encouraged to use their own pen or pencil in the polling station. We are working with Government, members of the electoral community and Public Health teams to help ensure polling stations are safe places to vote at the May 2021 elections.