Forthcoming Elections

Local Government Election

Local Government elections will take place on Thursday 3rd May 2018. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. A list of polling station will be available on this page shortly.

1 seat in each of our 17 borough wards will be up for election.

Key election dates

Please click here for election dates and deadlines.

Becoming a candidate – nominations will close at 4pm on Friday 6th April 2018.

For information on becoming a Local Government candidate

If you would like to speak to someone regarding becoming a candidate please call 01702 534814 or 01702 212236.

A briefing session for candidates and agents will take place in the Council Chamber, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, SS2 6LR on Monday 19th March at 6pm.

Registering to vote

In order to register to vote, please go to

Alternatively, you can telephone your application through to Southend-on-Sea Electoral Services on 01702 215010, or request that an application form to be sent out.

The deadline for registering to vote for the forthcoming election is Tuesday 17th April 2018.

Voting by Post or Proxy

If you do not wish to attend a polling station on polling day in order to cast your vote, you can apply to vote by post or proxy.

The deadline for a new postal vote or to amend or cancel an existing postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 18th April. This is also the deadline for making changes to or cancelling an existing proxy vote.

You can download a postal vote application here or call 01702 215010.

The deadline for applying for a new proxy vote is 5pm Wednesday 25th April.

You can download a proxy vote application here or call 01702 215010.

If you would like your proxy to be able to vote by post, please contact the Southend-on-Sea Electoral Services on 01702 215010.

Page last updated: 27/02/2018