Notices of Election published for May polls

The formal process for the local and police and crime commissioner elections started yesterday with the publication of the Notices of Election. These Notices may be found on the Council website here.

The elections will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

The local election will be for all 16 councillors on the Council of the Isles of Scilly: 12 for St Mary’s and one for each of the off islands.

The police and crime commissioner election will be for the Devon and Cornwall police area.

If you would like to stand as a candidate in the local election, nomination packs are available on the Council website here along with a recorded briefing session. If you would prefer a paper copy of the nomination pack, we can send you one in the post or you can collect a copy from the Elections Office at the Old Wesleyan Chapel.

Completed nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Elections Office at the Old Wesleyan Chapel by 4pm on Thursday 8 April. This is a statutory deadline and cannot be extended for any reason.

When coming to the Old Wesleyan Chapel, please make an appointment in advance by calling 01720 424545.

As far as possible, the nominations process will be managed remotely. Where face-to-face contact is necessary, meetings will usually take place outside and public health measures will be followed throughout.

In order to take effect for the elections on Thursday 6 May:

  • applications to register to vote must reach us by Monday 19 April. Applications can be made online at
  • applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach us by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.
  • applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach us by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.

A set of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the elections may be found on the Council website here.

Publishing date: 
Thursday, 25 March, 2021