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The next election

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

There a number elections scheduled to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021:

  • Election of a Kent Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Election of County Councillors to Kent County Council. In Gravesham there will be five county councillors elected, covering three areas:
    • Gravesend East (Two councillors)
    • Gravesham Rural (One councillor)
    • Northfleet and Gravesend West (Two councillors)
  • Election of a Councillor to the Gravesham Borough Council ward of Westcourt (By-election)

Election of a Kent Police and Crime Commissioner

Overall responsibility for the conduct of the election, including the procedure for nominations will sit with the designated Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for the Kent police force area. Sarah Martin, the Strategic Director of Dartford Borough Council has been appointed to this role. Further details on this elections can be found on Dartford Borough Councils website.

Election of County Councillors to Kent County Council

The Kent County Council Returning Officer appoints Deputy Returning Officers (DROs) in each of the city/borough/district councils in Kent to administer and conduct the poll in their area on behalf of Kent County Council. In Gravesham the DRO is Stuart Bobby, Chief Executive of the council.

Nomination are now closed, please view statements of persons nominated

The Gravesham Electoral Services team will be conducting a virtual briefing sessions for candidates and agents on the nomination process and then the arrangements in place for the election, following the closure of the nominations.

The first briefing session took place on Wednesday 10 March and second briefing session covering the arrangements for the elections will be held on Monday 12 April from 6 - 7pm (this will be held virtually via Zoom)

To register for the event or if you have any questions related to the election please contact the electoral services team on 01474 33 7253 or email elections@gravesham.gov.uk Further details on how to stand as a candidate at these elections can be found on Kent County Councils website.

Election of a Councillor to the Gravesham Borough Council ward of Westcourt (By-election)

There is currently a vacancy is the office of councillor for the ward of Westcourt. An election will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021

For further details becoming a Gravesham councillor please visit our becoming a councillor section.

Nomination are now closed, please view statements of persons nominated

The Gravesham Electoral Services team will be conducting virtual briefing sessions for candidates and agents on the nomination process and then the arrangements in place for the election, following the closure of the nominations.

The first briefing session took place on Wednesday 10 March and second briefing session covering the arrangements for the elections will be held on Monday 12 April from 6 - 7pm (this will be held virtually via Zoom)

To register for the event or if you any questions related to the election please contact the electoral services team on 01474 33 7253 or email elections@gravesham.gov.uk

For more information about voting, postal votes, ballot papers and more frequently asked questions, please see our guide to voting.

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