Details of any current councillor vacancies, upcoming elections, parish polls and referendums, including notices of elections

General Election in December

Parliamentary Election

An election is to be held of one Member of Parliament for North Norfolk.

A General election has been called for the 12 December 2019. A short deadline to register and apply for an absent vote is in place. 

Postal Voting

The postal vote application deadline was 5pm on the 26 November. Anyone who is registered to vote can apply to vote by post. 

Postal votes are normally sent to electors about two weeks before an election, we are therefore encouraging electors who will not be able to make it to their polling station to apply for a postal vote.

Postal vote applications may be emailed to

As postal vote packs cannot be printed until candidate nominations close on the 15 November, it may be prudent for UK voters living overseas to consider setting up a proxy vote to have someone they trust vote on their behalf on 12 December.

To apply for a proxy vote to replace a postal vote that you already have in place, you must apply for a proxy vote by 5pm on the 26 November, as this is a change to your postal vote. The deadline for applications and changes to postal votes was 5pm on the 26 November.

Proxy applications will automatically cancel a postal vote. Therefore, if you wish to vote by post at a future election, you will have to apply for a postal vote after the 12 December.

Proxy voting

The proxy vote application deadline for new applications will be 5pm on the 4 December. Anyone who is registered can apply for a proxy vote. Proxy voting means that if you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can have someone you trust cast your vote for you.

When you apply for a proxy vote you must provide a reason. The person you wish to appoint as your proxy can only act as proxy if they are 18 or over and they are (or will be) registered for that election or referendum.

A person cannot be a proxy for more than two people at any one election or referendum, unless they are a close relative.

If your proxy cannot make it to your polling station to vote, they may apply for a postal proxy vote. The deadline for postal proxy applications is 5pm on 26 November. Please call 01263 516046 to request a postal proxy application form.

Proxy vote applications may be emailed to

Register to vote

The deadline for registering to vote in the General Election was midnight on the 26 November.

You can register to vote online via the website which takes around 5 minutes. You will need your National Insurance number to complete the application. Please note, that if you wish to vote by post, the deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on the 26 November.

Not sure if you're already registered? Use our online form to check.

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Sheringham North Ward

Following Cllr Brian Hannah’s resignation from the District Council through ill-health, arrangements will now be made to hold a by-election for the Sheringham North ward on North Norfolk District Council.

Cllr Hannah has represented Sheringham on North Norfolk District Council for 22 years, and throughout that time has been a champion of community safety issues on the Council. In paying tribute to Cllr Hannah’s service to the community and District Council, Cllr Sarah Butikofer Leader of the Council and the Liberal Democrat Group said “Brian has made a very significant contribution to the life of the District Council over the past 22 years, helping many people in his local community of Sheringham and across the wider District. It has been an honour and a pleasure to work with Brian, and I know many across the Council. We will miss his presence greatly in the Council Chamber.  I know it has been a difficult decision for Brian to stand down from his position as a councillor and I would like to thank him for his years of dedicated service”. 

Arrangements are now being made to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy for a District Councillor for the Sheringham North ward.  Notices of election will be published today (24 October), inviting nominations for the vacancy and if contested a by-election will be held on Thursday 28 November.  If the election is contested, poll cards will be delivered to all registered electors within the Sheringham North ward advising them of the by-election including arrangements to request a postal or proxy vote and of the polling station for the ward which is at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Cromer Road, Sheringham.

Further details can be found on our current vacancies page.

Norfolk County Council Election 2021  

Elections for Norfolk County Council also take place every four years and the next County Council election will be in May 2021. Residents in the district elect 11 councillors to Norfolk County Council.

North Norfolk District Council Elections 2023

Elections for North Norfolk District Council take place every four years. The next District Council election will be in May 2023.