Election FAQ's

When are the next Elections due to be held and who are the Candidates?

On Thursday 12th December 2019 the UK Parliamentary General Election will be held.

The list of Candidates will be published on our website after 5pm Thursday 14th November 2019.

Am I on the Electoral Register and will I be able to vote?

If you are included on the Electoral Register at your current address by the qualifying date of Tuesday 26th November 2019 you will be able to vote at the Elections being held on Thursday 12th December 2019.

If you are not sure if you are on the Electoral Register we can check this for you.  Please email elections@castlepoint.gov.uk or telephone 01268 882200.

I am still on the Electoral Register at my previous address, can I still vote?

You have until Tuesday 26th November to register at your new address, please go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote alternatively, please email elections@castlepoint.gov.uk or telephone 01268 882200 for further advice.

When will Poll Cards be delivered?

Poll Cards will be delivered throughout the Borough commencing Saturday 9th November 2019 until Sunday 17th November 2019.

I have not received my Poll Card

If you are concerned that you have not received your poll card by Monday 18th November 2019, please email elections@castlepoint.gov.uk or telephone 01268 882200.

I have received a Poll Card(s) for the previous residents

Please email elections@castlepoint.gov.uk to give us the names of the residents no longer living at your address, then please destroy the Poll Card(s).

would like to apply for a Postal or Proxy vote

An application to Vote by Post must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 26th November 2019.

An application to Vote by Proxy must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 4th December 2019.

Application forms can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link below:

Alternatively please email for a form to be sent to you (including your name and address) elections@castlepoint.gov.uk or telephone us on 01268 882200.

When will I receive my Postal Vote and when do I need to return it by?

Existing Postal Votes will be sent out around 23rd November 2019  and any new applications received after 30th October 2019 will be sent out around 3rd December 2019.

If you have not received your Postal Vote by Friday 6th December 2019 please email elections@castlepoint.gov.uk or telephone us on 01268 882200.

Please return your Postal Vote as soon as possible but no later than 5pm if returned to the council offices or 10pm if returned to a polling station on Thursday 12th December 2019.