Harwich Town Council

The Guildhall,
Church Street,
Harwich. CO12 3DS

t: 01255 507211
e: info@harwichtowncouncil.co.uk
Hours: 9.30am – 1pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday

NOTICE OF ELECTIONS

Election of a Police, Fire and Crime
Commissioner for Essex Police Area
1. An election is to be held for a Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for the Essex Police
Area.
2. Forms of nomination may be obtained from the office of the Police Area Returning Officer,
Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG, during the times stated below.
3. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Police Area Returning Officer at Rowan
House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG on any working day after the date of this
notice, on Mondays to Fridays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (excluding bank holidays) but no
later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, 8th April 2021.
4. A deposit of £5,000 must be paid for each candidate by either legal tender, banker’s draft
from a bank which carries on business in the United Kingdom or electronic bank transfer.
5. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 6th May 2021.
6. Applications for registration as an elector must reach the Electoral Registration Officer for
the relevant electoral area (i.e. the local authority area) in which the elector is normally
resident by midnight on Monday 19 April 2021. Applications can also be made online
https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
7. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or
cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer for the relevant
electoral area (i.e. the local authority area) where the elector is registered to vote by 5 p.m.
on Tuesday, 20th April 2021.
8. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration
Officer for the relevant electoral area (i.e. the local authority area) where the elector is
registered to vote by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27th April 2021.
9. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical
incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer for the
relevant electoral area (i.e. the local authority area) where the elector is registered to vote by
5 p.m. on Thursday, 6th May 2021. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 p.m.
on Tuesday 27 April 2021. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have
become aware after 5 p.m. on Tuesday 27 April 2021 that they would not be able to go to
the polling station in person.
10. For the purposes of paragraphs 6, 7, 8 and 9 above, the address of the Electoral
Registration Officer for electors and residents in the administrative area of Tendring District
Council is Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1SE.
Dated: Friday 19 March 2021 Adrian Pritchard
Police Area Returning Office