Elections - electoral nominations: Outline
The Borough of Southend is divided into 17 wards, each with three councillors, making 51 in total. Councillors are elected for a 4-year term, and only one of the three is elected each year - so every fourth year there are no elections.
Details of nominations and polling stations, etc, can all be found on our website around election time. Comprehensive information and guidance on standing for election can be found on the Electoral Commision website.
How to become a Councillor
To become a Councillor you must be over 18 on nomination day, and either on the electoral register, or have worked, lived or held an interest (e.g. land) within the borough for the whole of the 12 months before the day of nomination.
You may not stand for election as a Councillor in Southend if you work for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Anyone who works in a politically restricted post may not serve on any Council.
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