Elections 2022

Local Government elections

The Local Government elections are taking place on Thursday 5th May 2022. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. You can find out where your polling station is using our polling station finder.

Find your polling station.

Statement of persons nominated

The list of candidates for the forthcoming local elections can be viewed on our election announcements page.

The relevant deadlines for elections taking place on Thursday 5th May 2022 are as follows:

  • The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Thursday 14th April
  • The deadline to apply to vote by post or amend an existing postal or proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday 19th April
  • The deadline for applying to vote by proxy is 5pm on 26th April

Other key dates

The Electoral Commission have produced a timetable with all of the relevant deadlines for the 5 May 2022 local government elections, which can be downloaded from their website.

Poll cards

Poll cards will be going out from 28th March - 5th April. If you do not receive a poll card it could be that you are not registered or you are not entitled to be registered due to your nationality.

Please contact the electoral office to check you are registered.

You do not need your poll card to enable you to vote as long as you are registered.

Election notices

Election Notices are published on our election announcement page.

Information for candidates

The notice of election for the May local elections was published on Monday 28th March and is available to be downloaded.

Nomination papers for local election candidates are available to be downloaded.

Please visit The Electoral Commission website for information on becoming a local government candidate.

Please see The Electoral Commisison website for the code of conduct for campaigners: electoral registration, postal voting, proxy voting and polling stations.

Forms and correspondence

Please send all forms and correspondence by email or post to Electoral Services, Southend-on-Sea City Council, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6FA.

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