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Current and future elections

Councillor vacancies

There are currently two councillor vacancies on the Forest of Dean District Council. 

Scheduled elections May 2021

The following elections will take place on 6 May 2021:

  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire
  • Eight Gloucestershire County Councillors for Forest of Dean area, along with all county councillors in Gloucestershire
  • Longhope Parish Council (four vacancies)
  • Lydney Town Council East Ward (three vacancies)
  • Lydney Town Council West Ward (one vacancy)
  • Newent Town Council Central Ward (one vacancy)
  • St Briavels Parish Council (one vacancy)
  • referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan for Alvington.

How to vote

Depending on your circumstances and where you are registered there are three ways to vote:

  • in person, by going to the polling station 
  • by post, you will need to apply for a postal vote. We will then send you a postal voting pack so you can complete your ballot and post it back
  • by proxy, when you are unable to go to the polling station so you ask a trusted person to vote on your behalf. You will need to apply for a proxy vote