Norfolk County Council Elections 2017 Breckland Area

The Norfolk County Council Elections will be held on Thursday 4th May 2017. Information about the Breckland Area appears here.

The relevant Documents and Statutory Notices will be published at the foot of this page as the timetable progresses. For details of all the Norfolk County Council electoral divisions, including the Breckland Area 12 electoral divisions, and boundary maps please follow the link:    Norfolk County Council Electoral Divisions and Boundaries

Planning to vote in the Norfolk County Council Election? Here's what you need to do:

  • If you're not already on the electoral roll, you need to register to vote by midnight on Thursday 13 April 2017.
  • You can apply to register to vote online now at  Register to vote  if you are not already registered, and
  • To be eligible to vote in a local government election in England you must be: 
    • 18 years of age or over on polling day 4th May 2017
    • a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the European Union
    • resident in the UK
    • not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote

Already Registered to Vote?

  • If you're unsure and need to check if you are on the Electoral Register please use the "Contact Us by web form" link at the foot of the page
  • If you cannot go to the polling station in person, or you have chosen or wish to vote by post or by proxy, please see our guidance below "Not going to be able to vote in person" 

Where you can vote: You will receive a poll card giving details of the polling station where you can vote on 4 May 2017 between 7am-10pm. If you need to find your polling station, enter your postcode in the Democracy Club's Polling Station Finder website   https://wheredoivote.co.uk/

Not going to be able to vote in person?

 Postal Vote

Forms and guidance can be obtained from the Electoral Commission vote by post

Applications to vote by post must be received here at Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham NR19 1EE by the deadline of 5pm on Tuesday 18th April 2017

If you are registered for a postal vote before the deadline, please note that the dates that the postal vote ballot papers are being despatched will depend when your application for a postal vote was granted: 

  • for applications processed before 20 March 2017, postal ballot papers will be despatched to addresses on 20 April 2017
  • for applications processed from 20 March 2017 and 18 April 2017 deadline, postal ballot papers will be despatched on 24 April 2017.

However, please note that postal vote ballot paper packs may take several days and it will depend on the postal service when they are delivered. Alternatively you can request that the postal ballot papers are sent to a different address but the same timetable does apply. The completed postal vote ballot papers need to be returned in time to arrive at Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham NR19 1EE by the 4th May 2017 election day deadline. You should consider the risks of postal delays.

Not sure how to complete your postal vote?

For advice on correctly completing your postal vote, please watch the short film  how to complete a postal vote pack

Proxy Vote

Forms and guidance can be obtained from the Electoral Commission website   vote by proxy

Applications for a Proxy to vote for you (in person at your polling station) must be received here at Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham NR19 1EE by the deadline of 5pm on Tuesday 25th April 2017. But if your proxy prefers to cast your vote by post then you must apply for a proxy vote AND your proxy must apply for a postal proxy vote by the POSTAL deadline of 5pm on Tuesday 18th April 2017.  

Candidates and Notices

If you are interested in standing as a Candidate please contact us by email to elections@breckland.gov.uk 

Candidates and Agents use of schools and rooms for public meetings

If you want to engage with the public at public meetings, promoting your views and responding to questions from the audience, you are entitled to use public rooms for the purpose of your campaign. 

A list of public rooms in the Norfolk County Council area can be found at   School Finder Norfolk

You should contact the owner of the premises to make a booking, giving reasonable notice to reduce the risk of the request being refused.

There is no hire charge for using these rooms, but you must pay for any expenses incurred, such as heating, lighting and cleaning, and for any damage to the premises.