Elections for 7 Parish Councillors in the Shotgate Parish will be held on Thursday, 2 May 2019 between the hours of 7.00am to 10.00 pm

Election Timetable

Candidates and Agents Briefing Slides

Nomination Paper Pack for the Basildon Borough Council Election 2019

Request form for Register and Postal / Proxy List

Candidates and Agents Expenses Forms

Further information for candidates and agents can be found here, The Electoral Commission - Guidance for Candidates and Agents

Election Notices

Candidates and Agents - Frequently Asked Questions

When is the deadline for submitting nomination papers?

The deadline for submitting nomination papers is 4pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019.

Where can I get further guidance for candidates and agents?

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, 2 May 2019, 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 Returning Officer of the appointment of election agents is 4pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019.

The deadline for advising the Returning Officer of the appointment of the polling and counting agents is Thursday 25th April 2019.  You can notify the Returning Officer of these appointments by using the form that is available in the nomination pack or by email to elections@basildon.gov.uk.

When will postal vote opening sessions take place?

Postal vote opening sessions will take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 23rd April 2019
  • Wednesday 24th April 2019
  • Thursday 25th April 2019
  • Friday 26th April 2019
  • Monday 29th April 2019
  • Tuesday 30th April 2019
  • Wednesday 1st May 2019

All the above sessions will take place in the St George's Suite at The Basildon Centre commencing at 10.00am.

  • Thursday 2nd May 2019

The above session will take place in the St George's Suite at The Basildon Centre commencing at 1.00pm.

There will also be a postal vote opening session on Thursday 2nd May 2019 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?

The expenses limit for candidates is £740 + 6 pence per elector on the register as of the date of publication of Notice of Election.

Further information and enquiries

For further further information and enquires please contact Basildon Council's Electoral Services Team, see contact details below.