Election FAQ's

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

Borough and Parish Council Elections

On Thursday 2nd May 2019 Borough Council Elections will be held throughout the Borough and Canvey Island Town Council Elections on Canvey Island. 

The list of Candidates will be published on our website from Thursday 4th April 2019.  Notices-of-Election

European Parliamentary Elections

On Thursday 23rd May 2019 the European Parliamentary Elections will be held.

The list of Candidates will be published on our website after 4pmThursday 25th April 2019 Notices-of-Election

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

Borough and Parish Council Elections

If you are included on the Electoral Register at your current address by the qualifying date of Friday 12th April 2019 you will be able to vote at the Elections being held on Thursday 2nd May 2019. 

European Parliamentary Elections

If you are included on the Electoral Register at your current address by the qualifying date of Tuesday 7th May 2019 you will be able to vote at the Elections being held on Thursday 23rd May 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 Regiter at my previous address, can I still vote?

Borough and Parish Council Elections

You have until Friday 12th April 2019 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.

European Parliamentary Elections

You have until Tuesday 7th May 2019 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?

Borough and Parish Council Elections

Poll Cards will be delivered throughout the Borough commencing on Saturday 23rd March until Sunday 7th April 2019.

European Parliamentary Elections

Poll Cards will be delivered throughout the Borough commencing on Thursday 18th April until Wednesday 1st May 2019.

I have not received my Poll Card

Borough and Parish Council Elections

If you are concerned that you have not received your poll card by Monday 8th April 2019, please email elections@castlepoint.gov.uk or telepone 01268 882200.

European Parliamentary Elections

If you are concerned that you have not received your poll card by Friday 3rd May 2019, please email elections@castlepoint.gov.uk or telepone 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

Borough and Parish Council Elections

An application to Vote by Post must be received by 5pm on Monday 15th April 2019.

An application to Vote by Proxy must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 24th April 2019.

European Parliamentary Elections

An application to Vote by Post must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

An application to Vote by Proxy must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 15th May 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?

Borough and Parish Council Elections

First mailing of Postal Votes (for existing postal voters) will be around Friday 12th April 2019

Second mailing of Postal Votes (for new applications) will be around Saturday 20th April 2019.

If you have not received your Postal Vote by Friday 26th April 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 2nd May 2019.

European Parliamentary Elections

Postal Votes will be sent out around Friday 10th May 2019

If you have not received your Postal Vote by Friday 17th May 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 23rd May 2019.