Elections and voting

Types of elections

There are three types of elections in the Borough:

  • local government
  • parliamentary
  • police and crime commissioner

Local government elections are held every year on a four-year cycle.  Each year during years one to three, a third of the Councillors for the Borough of Broxbourne are elected to each of the ten wards in the Borough. In year four, Councillors are elected to Hertfordshire County Council in each of the six divisions comprising the Borough of Broxbourne.

Parliamentary (General) elections for the Broxbourne Constituency are held on a five-year cycle or when called by Parliament. 

Police and Crime Commissioner elections are held on a four-year cycle.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Borough Council and  Hertfordshire County Council Elections – Thursday 6 May 2021

The Police and Crime Commissioner election for Hertfordshire and the local Council election for the Borough of Broxbourne electoral wards will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021 following their postponement in May 2020 due to Covid-19.  The County Council election for the electoral divisions in the Borough of Broxbourne will also take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

The Chief Executive of Broxbourne Council, Jeff Stack, has been appointed as the Police Area Returning Officer for the Police and Crime Commissioner election in Hertfordshire and will be responsible for the nomination process for candidates and all election specific enquiries.

More information about the Police and Crime Commissioner election can be viewed on the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire's website

Significant election calendar dates

Thursday 8 April 2021, 4pm -  close of candidate nominations for all three elections.

Monday 19 April 2021 - deadline for receiving applications for registration to vote.

Tuesday 20 April 2021, 5pm - deadline for

  • new postal vote applications
  • amendments or cancellations of postal proxy vote applications
  • changes to existing postal vote arrangements
  • changes to existing proxy vote arrangements

Tuesday 27 April 2021, 5pm - deadline for new proxy vote applications (excluding emergency applications)

Thursday 6 May 2021, 7am - 10pm - polling day

View the statutory election notices

More information

If you would like more information about elections in the Borough of Broxbourne, please email elections@broxbourne.gov.uk