Reduced Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection

Electoral Services

Please note we currently have limited access to our offices if you need to contact us please do so at elections@castlepoint.gov.uk or telephone 01268 882200.

Register to Vote - Individual Electoral Registration

Annual Canvass of the Register of Electors

The Government requires every Local Authority to conduct an  Annual Canvass of the Register of Electors  in order to make sure that the information we hold is correct and up to date. 

Registering to Vote

You need to register to vote before you can vote in UK Elections and Referendums.

You can register on-line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Each Individual is responsible for registering themselves and you need to provide your National Insurance Number and Date of Birth when registering.  This makes the electoral register more secure.

For further information regarding the election please go to www.castlepoint.gov.uk/elections


Register to vote?

  1. Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
  2. Fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details. You'll also need your national insurance number, which can be found on your national insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits, tax credits or pensions.
  3. Please note that we currently have limited access to our offices.  To prevent any delay in your registration please provide an email address or telephone number when registering so that if we need to we can contact you regarding any queries.
  4. If you provide your email address or telephone number we will communicate with you via this method.

Rolling registration dates for electoral registration

Qualifying Date 2020 (latest date application to be received)

Register Publication Date 2020
7 April 1 May
7 May 1 June
9 June 1 July
10 July 3 August
10 August 1 September

To find out more go to www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk

Or go to www.yourvotematters.co.uk

Postal or proxy voting

Please note we currently have limited access to our offices and may be unable to meet our usual standard in processing postal vote and proxy applications at this time.  We will process your application as soon as we are able to and thank you for your patience during this difficult and unprecedented period.   

You can apply for a postal vote at any time, whether permanently or for a specific election. You can also have a proxy vote (where someone votes on your behalf) if you are physically unable to vote in person at the time of the election. If you wish to apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote, please complete one of the forms below and either post or email it back to us at elections@castlepoint.gov.uk. Approximately 3-4 weeks before an election, providing you are on the Electoral Register, we will send you a poll card informing you of the location of your polling station and the times of poll.

General Enquiries

For all other enquiries please contact us at elections@castlepoint.gov.uk or by telephone on 01268 882200.