The By-Election has occurred following the resignation of Councillor Kayte Block.
Polling day for the by-election is Thursday, 21 March 2019, between the hours of 7.00am and 10.00pm.
The Returning Officer for the elections is Scott Logan, Chief Executive of Basildon Borough Council.
When will the election take place?
The election will take place on Thursday 21 March 2019 between the hours of 7.00am and 10.00pm.
Who are the Candidates standing for election on Thursday, 21 March 2019?
The statement of persons nominated will be published shortly and available to view here Election Notice - Basildon Borough Council By-Election - Thursday 21 March 2019
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 by using the Council's Where I live... web page.
Will I receive a poll card?
Yes - If you are registered to vote you should receive your poll card by Monday, 25 February 2019. However, if you have not yet registered to vote but do so after Tuesday 19 February you should receive a poll card by Monday, 11 March 2019. 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.
When is the last date that I can register to vote at the election on Thursday 21 March 2019?
The deadline for registering to vote in this election is Midnight on Tuesday, 5 March 2019. See Register To Vote for details of how to register to vote at elections.
When is the last date that I can request / amend a postal vote?
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 Wednesday 6 March 2019. Further information about postal votes can be found at Applications To Vote By Post . Further information about proxy votes can be found at Proxy Vote - Appoint Someone To Vote On Your Behalf .
When is the last date that I can request / amend a proxy vote?
The deadline for new applications for a proxy postal vote and also any amendments to existing postal votes and proxy votes is 5pm Wednesday 13 March 2019.
The deadline for applications to vote by proxy (except for medical or employment emergency) is 5pm on Wednesday 13 March 2019. After 5pm on Wednesday 13 March 2019, if you were 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 5 pm on polling day (Thursday 21 March 2019) subject to the appropriate attestation being provided. Further information about proxy votes can be found at Proxy Vote - Appoint Someone To Vote On Your Behalf .
If I have asked for a postal vote, when will I receive it?
The majority of postal votes will be posted on Wednesday 6 March 2019, however any new applications to vote by post received after Wednesday 27 February 2019 will be posted on Thursday 7 March 2019. If you have not received your postal vote by Friday 15 March 2019 you should contact us using the details below.
For further further information and enquires please contact Basildon Council's Electoral Services Team, see contact details below.