An election will be held on the 6th May 2021 to elect representatives to the Senedd and to the position of Police and Crime Commissioner. The Monmouth Constituency will elect one Senedd Constituency MS, be part of the South Wales East Region to elect four regional MS, and form part of the region to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent Police.
Whilst much of Monmouthshire forms part of the Monmouth Constituency, electors residing in the Roget, Magor and Undy and Caldicot areas form part of the Newport East Constituency and Newport City Council will administer the election for those residents.
Over 90 polling stations will be open throughout Monmouthshire between 7am and 10pm on the 6th May 2021 to enable you to cast your vote. In order to cast your vote, you must be registered on the electoral roll. Every elector registered to vote will be sent a poll card by the end of March 2021 – this will tell you which polling station you are allocated to and how to cast your vote. If you do not receive your poll card by the end of March you should contact us on 01633 644212 to check if you are registered to vote.
16 & 17 Year Old Voters
This election is the first opportunity for 16 & 17 year olds to vote in an election. Specific information for first time voters is available here.
Registering to Vote
If you want to vote at this election you must ensure you have registered to vote. Please register now if you have not already done so or not recieved your poll card. You can register online at www.gov.uk/registertovote and will need your national insurance number and date of birth in order to complete the registration process.
Applications to register to vote must be received by the 19th April 2021 to be applicable for these elections.
Voting by Post or Proxy
If you not going to be able to visit a polling station or would prefer to vote by other means then you can make alternative arrangements to vote by post, or appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf at your polling station. More information on voting by post or proxy including application forms is available or alternatively you can contact the elections office on 1633 644212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can be returned as scanned images to the above email address or by post to Electoral Registration, Monmouthshire County Council, County Hall, The Rhadyr, Usk, NP15 1GA.
Postal votes will be dispatched in two tranches. Any elector who is registered for a postal vote by the 15th March 2021 can expect to receive their postal vote around the 24th April 2021. Anyone applying for a postal vote after this date can expect to receive their postal vote no later than the 28th April 2021. You will need to consider these dates when applying for a postal vote to ensure you are available to complete and return the postal vote to us.
Applications for voting by post must be submitted accurately by 5pm on the 20th April 2021.
Applications for voting by proxy must be submitted accurately to us by 5pm on the 27th April 2021.
A guide on how to complete and return your postal vote is included within your postal vote.
If you do not receive your postal vote as expected, a replacement cannot be issued until the 29th April 2021. We would recommend you visit County Hall, Usk bringing photographic ID with you, to obtain a replacement postal vote rather than rely on another to be posted to you given the close proximity to polling day.
Whilst you are entitled to deliver your postal vote to any polling station within the Monmouth Constituency on polling day we would encourage you to return the postal vote to us in the post as soon as possible. Arrangements at polling stations will be different due to the pandemic and may result in queues at the polling stations.
What and who am I voting for?
Candidates wishing to stand for election will need to submit nomination papers to the Returning Officer no later than 4pm on the 8th April 2021. Only at the point will the details of the candidates be known and be publicly available. Relevant notices including details of those standing for election will be displayed below.