Essex County Council Election - Information for Candidates and Agents
Elections for Councillors to Essex County Council will take place on Thursday, 4 May 2017, between the hours of 7.00am to 10.00pm
Nomination Paper Pack for the Essex County Council Election
Request form for Register and Postal / Proxy List
Candidates and Agents Briefing Slides
Formal statutory notices relating to the election will be published here when available.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When is the deadline for submitting nomination papers?
The deadline for submitting nomination papers is 4pm on Tuesday, 4 April 2017.
Where can I get further guidance for candidates and agents?
Essex County Council has produced a Candidate Guidance document. See Essex County Council - Candidates Guide - May 2017 [155kb] for more details.
The Electoral Commission also produces a useful Guide for Candidates and Agents which covers most of the issues that candidates and agents need to be aware of. This can be found here The Electoral Commission - Guidance for Candidates and Agents
When will the verification and counting of votes take place?
The verification and counting of votes will take place on Thursday, 4 May 2017, immediately following the close of poll at 10.00pm at the The Basildon Sporting Village, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, SS14 3GR.
What are the deadlines for appointing various agents?
The deadline for advising the Deputy Returning Officer of the appointment of the polling and counting agents is Wednesday, 26 April 2017. You can notify the Returning Officer of these appointments by using the form that is available in the nomination pack.
When will postal vote opening sessions take place?
Postal vote opening sessions will take place on the following dates:
- Friday, 21 April 2017
- Tuesday, 25 April 2017
- Thursday, 27 April 2017
- Tuesday, 2 May 2017
- Wednesday, 3 May 2017
- Thursday, 4 May 2017
All the above sessions will take place in the St George's Suite at The Basildon Centre commencing at 10.00am.
There will also be a postal vote opening session on Thursday, 4 May 2017 at the count venue starting at 9.00pm. The count venue is the Basildon Sporting Village, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, SS14 3GR.
What are the expenses limits for candidates?