Make your vote count this May

People across Colchester will be going to the polls on Thursday 6 May to vote for who represents you at county and city levels – as well as who should be the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are doing everything we can to ensure our polling stations are safe, but for additional peace of mind you can always cast your vote by post or by proxy.

How can I vote by post or proxy?

The easiest and most convenient way to vote in this year’s elections is by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf as your proxy. To do this, you must first be registered to vote, which can be done in five minutes online.

To then apply to vote by post, you need to download, print and fill in a postal vote application form. Once you have completed this and signed it, send it to our electoral services team at by Tuesday 20 April 2021. If you need any help or support registering for a postal vote, you can call the team on 01206 282820.

How are we making polling stations safe?

We have put arrangements in place to help ensure our polling stations are as safe as possible. You can expect to see many measures you have become used to over the last year in shops and banks, such as screens, hand sanitiser, floor markings and face coverings.

If you would like to vote at a polling station, remember to bring your own pen or pencil and check the details on your poll card before attending. For more information on Colchester’s 2021 elections, visit 2021 Elections in Colchester.

Page last reviewed: 26 February 2021


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