Castle Point Borough Council and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Elections will be held on Thursday 2 May 2024.

If voting at a polling station remember to bring photographic identification with you.



Changes to Voting in 2024

Absent Voting (Postal or Proxy) Changes

Electors wishing to apply for an absent vote are now subject to an identity check and when applying will need to provide their National Insurance Number as well as their date of birth and signature.

Postal Voting

Electors wishing to apply for a postal vote can now do so online at  Apply for a postal vote | GOV.UK

Postal vote packs can either be put in the post or handed in at the council offices during office hours to a person authorised to receive postal votes or at any polling station in the voting area before 10pm on Thursday 2 May 2024.  You will need to complete a form when handing your postal vote pack in.

Do not put any postal votes in the letter box of the council office as they will be rejected.

You can hand in your own postal vote and postal votes for up to 5 other voters. If you are a political campaigner you can only hand in your own postal vote plus the votes of up to 5 family members or people for whom you provide regular care.

More on Postal Voting


Proxy Voting

If you wish to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf please note that a person can now only act as a proxy for a maximum of 4 electors, of which no more than 2 may be a domestic elector (someone who is not a service elector or overseas elector).

More on Proxy Voting

See more in our 2024 Elections Absent Voting Changes video here.


Ward Boundaries Changes

Following a review of its wards boundaries, the Borough Council will be electing 3 Councillors for a 4-year term in each of the 13 wards. Electors will be able to vote for no more than 3 candidates.

As a result of the new ward boundaries, your polling station may have changed - check your polling station online here.

If voting in person, please check the details on your poll card.


Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Changes

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner elections have changed to a ‘first past the post’ voting system. Electors will be able to vote for one candidate only.

See more in our explainer video about the 2024 Election Changes.



There should be no barriers to voting for people with disabilities or mental health conditions. Please let us know if we can provide any help or equipment to make it easier for you to vote independently and secretly.


Becoming a Councillor

If you are interested in standing for Election please visit our Become a Councillor page.

For all enquiries please email us at elections@castlepoint.gov.uk, call us on 01268 882200 or visit the Electoral Commission website.



Key dates for Elections on 2 May 2024

Deadline for Registration

 Tuesday 16 April

Deadline for Postal Vote applications

 5pm Wednesday 17 April

Deadline for Voter Authority Certificate applications

 5pm Wednesday 24 April

Deadline for Proxy Vote Applications

 5pm Wednesday 24 April

Deadline for Emergency Proxy Vote Applications

 5pm Thursday 2 May