Chelmsford City Council

Upcoming elections

There are elections in Chelmsford on Thursday 2 May 2019 and on Thursday 23 May 2019 for the European Parliament.

Election on 2 May

The first set of elections are local elections, for Chelmsford City councillors and for parish councillors.

City council elections

There are 57 Councillors in Chelmsford, who represent 24 different wards. This year, all 57 seats are up for election.

This means that if you live in a ward represented by more than one Councillor, you can vote for multiple candidates (one per seat).

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Parish council elections

Parish councils also operate in some areas of Chelmsford. If you live in a parished area, you may also be able to vote for a parish councillor.

Parish council elections will only take place if the election is contested. This is when there are more candidates than available seats.

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Key dates for local elections

  • Deadline to register to vote: Friday 12 April 
  • Deadline to apply for a postal vote: Monday 15 April (5pm)
  • Deadline to apply for a proxy vote: Wednesday 24 April (5pm)
  • First date we can send postal vote replacements: Friday 26 April
  • Polling day: Thursday 2 May (7am to 10pm)

European elections

We are responsible for running the election for the Eastern region of the UK for the European Parliament.

You can find more details, such as how to stand and key dates, by viewing the notice of election for the European election.


Working at an election

If you would like to work at an election, you can register your interest.

    Contact Electoral Services

    Electoral Services
    Chelmsford City Council
    Civic Centre
    Duke Street
    CM1 1JE

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