Prospective candidates wishing to stand in County Durham elections as a county councillor, a parish or town councillor or for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday 6 May 2021 have until Thursday 8 April to submit their nomination.

Anyone considering standing for election can request a nomination pack from Durham County Council’s electoral services team by calling 03000 261 212. Downloadable packs can be printed from

Due to legislative changes to the number of electors needed to subscribe to the County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner election nomination papers, the nomination packs for these will be available once the new legislation has been finalised.

Prospective parish and town council candidates can also request nomination packs via the parish clerk of the parish or town council which they wish to stand for.

Online briefing sessions will be held via Microsoft Teams for prospective candidates on the following dates:

Durham County Council

• Tuesday 9th March at 4pm

• Monday 15th March at 12pm

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)

• Wednesday 10th March at 11.30am

Parish and Town Councils

• Monday 15th March at 1pm

• Friday 19th March at 3pm

To book onto a session go to – The deadline for nominations is 4pm on Thursday 8th April 2021. Anyone unable to download a nomination pack should contact Durham County Council’s electoral services team on 03000 261 212 or email to arrange for a pack to be posted. Further information for prospective candidates can also be found on the Electoral Commission website at

Those who would like to vote by post in this year’s elections can request an application form by going to – Alternatively, call the electoral services team on 03000 261 212.