The next elections of all Councillors on Tendring District Council will take place on Thursday 2 May 2019. The District Council elections will be combined with the Parish Council elections.
Following a review of District wards in 2017, the District is divided into 32 wards. Details of the new ward boundaries and polling places throughout the District are available to view on our polling review page.
Ian Davidson is the Returning Officer (RO) for the Tendring District Council elections and Parish Council elections within the Tendring District. The RO for the District Council and Parish Council Elections is responsible for receiving nominations, the production of ballot papers, the dispatch of postal votes, for the provision, staffing and equipping of polling stations, the verification and counting of the votes and the declaration of results.
Who is eligible to vote in these elections?
Most residents of the District are already registered to vote. To vote in these elections you will need to be registered to vote in the UK, aged 18 or over on Thursday 2 May 2019 and:
- Live in the District and are a British citizen, a citizen of the European Union or a qualifying Commonwealth citizen who has leave to remain
- not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote
If you are already registered to vote you do not need to re-register.
If you are not registered to vote, you will need to apply to register by Friday 12 April 2019 to vote at the District and Parish Council elections on 2 May 2019. You can apply to register online to vote at gov.uk/register-to-vote.
The key date for these elections are:
Deadline to apply to register to vote
Friday 12 April 2019
Deadline to apply for a postal vote
5pm on Monday 15 April 2019
Deadline to apply for an ordinary proxy vote
5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019
How do I vote?
If you are a registered elector and you are eligible to vote, there are three ways you can opt to vote in these elections. Most electors will be registered to vote in person at their designated polling station.
1. In person at your polling station
You will receive a poll card in April telling you where your polling station is. You can check your polling station location on our where to vote page.
Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 2 May 2019.
2. By post
To apply to vote by post, you will need to download and complete an application form.
Once you have completed and signed your application form, return it to the Electoral Registration Officer at Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE so that it arrives before 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019.
Most postal voters will receive their postal ballot pack around 23 April 2019. A ballot paper can be sent overseas, but you need to think about whether you will have time to receive and return it so that it arrives back by 10pm on Thursday 2 May 2019.
You can find more information about voting by post on the your vote matters voting-by-post page.
3. By proxy
Voting by proxy means appointing somebody you trust to vote on your behalf. To apply to vote by proxy, you will need to download and complete an application form
Once you have completed and signed your application form, return it to the Electoral Registration Officer at Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE so that it arrives before 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019.
When you apply for a proxy vote you will need to state why you cannot vote in person. Your proxy must be registered to vote and eligible to vote in these elections. The person you appoint to vote on your behalf will be able to cast your vote at your designated polling station so you will need to tell them how you want to vote.
You can find more information about voting by proxy on the your vote matters voting-by-proxy page.
Who are the candidates?
To view a list of nominated candidates, please refer to the Statement of Persons Nominated which will be published at the top of this page after the close of nominations on Wednesday 3 April 2019.
If you are interested in standing as a candidate, you can find more information on our page for Candidates and Agents.
You can find more information about becoming a Councillor on our Be a Councillor page.