If you are wanting to stand at the next election or know someone that is interested in standing – please read the information provided and note the deadline for submitting your papers etc.

Key Dates


The process


The Government has confirmed its commitment to elections in 2021 and has published its May 2021 polls delivery plan. Face coverings will be compulsory and voters will be asked to bring their own pen or pencil.

You can find guidance and resources for candidates at parish council elections on the Electoral Commission website.

Here are the latest briefings from Cornwall Association of Local Councils on the 2021 local elections, including the timetable for the elections and an elections update which covers:

  • Notice of election
  • How to obtain candidate packs
  • Canvassing
  • Submitting applications
  • The electoral roll
  • Voting
  • How parish clerks can facilitate local council elections

Cornwall Council’s website also has information about: