Chelmsford City Council

Upcoming elections

We hold full City Council elections every four years. The last election was in 2019 and the next is due in 2023.

You can also find out more about elections.


By-election

We held a by-election on Thursday 5 May 2022. 

It was to elect a City Councillor to the Little Baddow, Danbury and Sandon ward of Chelmsford City Council. This follows the resignation of a sitting Councillor. 

You can view the results.

There was also a vacancy in the Elmwood ward of South Woodham Ferrers Town Council, following a resignation. However, only one candidate put themselves forward. As the seat is uncontested, we did not hold a by-election for that vacancy.


The Elections Bill

The government recently passed a Bill that would change the way you experience elections. The Bill covers multiple areas, including:

  • introducing voter ID at polling stations
  • changes to postal and proxy voting
  • improving the accessibility of polling stations
  • changes to overseas voting
  • changes for campaigners and spending donation rules

These changes could come into force for our elections to be held in 2023 and elections after this.

You can read the bill and find out the latest progress.

You can also read a summary of the bill from the Electoral Commission.

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Last updated: 06 May 2022

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