Essex County Council Election
Elections for Councillors to Essex County Council will take place on Thursday, 4 May 2017, between the hours of 7.00am and 10.00pm.
Councillors will be elected to represent each of the Electoral Divisions within the Basildon Borough as follows:
Billericay & Burstead division - 2 Seats
Laindon Park & Fryerns division - 2 Seats
Pitsea division - 2 Seats
Wickford Crouch division - 2 Seats
Westley Heights division - 1 Seat
You can find out which electoral division you live in using the Council's Where I live... facility.
The deadline for registering to vote in this election is Thursday, 13 April 2017. See Individual Electoral Registration for details of how to register to vote at elections.
The deadline for new applications to vote by post, new applications for a proxy postal vote and also any amendments to existing postal votes and proxy votes is 5pm on Tuesday, 18 April 2017. The deadline for applications to vote by proxy is 5pm on Tuesday, 25 April 2017. Emergency proxy vote applications (in cases of medical condition, illness or disability arising after 5pm on 25 April 2017 or if you cannot go to the polling station due to work reasons arising after this date) can be made up until 5pm on polling day (Thursday, 4 May 2017), subject to the appropriate attestation being provided.
For further information about voting by post or proxy see Elections - Postal Votes and Proxy Votes.
To see information for other Local Authorities in the Essex area please see the Essex County Council Website
Formal statutory notices relating to the election will be published here when available.
Frequently Asked Questions
Detailed below are some frequently asked questions in connection with the election. For any further information please call the council offices on 01268 533333 or email email@example.com
When will the election take place?
The election will take place on Thursday, 4 May 2017 between the hours of 7.00am and 10.00pm.
Will I receive a poll card?
Yes - If you are registered to vote you should receive your poll card by Monday, 3 April 2017, However, if you have not yet registered to vote but intend to do so by 13 April 2017, you will receive a poll card shortly after that date. Each member of the household who is eligible to vote should receive a poll card providing further information on how they can vote.
You do not need to take your poll card with you to vote but it is very helpful to do so.
How do I find out where my polling station is?
Your poll card will detail your polling station. However, you can also find your polling station using the Council's Where I live... facility.
When is the last date that I can register to vote at the election?
The deadline to register to vote for the Essex County Council Election is Thursday, 13 April 2017. Further information can be found at Individual Electoral Registration.
When is the last date that I can request a new postal vote?
The deadline for new applications to vote by post at this election is 5pm on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 and the deadline for new applications to vote by proxy (except for medical emergency) is 5pm on Tuesday, 25 April 2017. After 5pm on 25 April if you are unable to vote in person because of a medical condition, illness, disability or due to work reasons you could apply for an emergency proxy up until 5pm on polling day (Thursday, 4 May 2017) subject to the appropriate attestation being provided. Further information and proxy vote application forms can be found at Elections - Postal Votes and Proxy Votes.
If I have asked for a postal vote, when will I receive it?
The majority of postal votes will be posted on Wednesday, 19 April. The remaining postal votes will be posted on Friday, 21 April. If you have not received your postal vote by Thursday, 27 April you should contact us using the details below.
How can I find out about the Candidates?
A full list of the candidates will be published on our website when available. It is the candidates individual responsibility to circulate their campaign material.
How can I find out the Result of the election?
The result of the election will be published on our result page once it has been declared.
How can I contact Electoral Services?
You can contact Electoral Services for further information regarding the above and other matters, see contact details below.