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Colchester City Council upcoming elections

Thursday 04 May 2023

On Thursday 04 May 2023 there will be elections across Colchester. One seat in each of the 17 Colchester City Council wards will be up for election. Various parish councils across Colchester are also up for election on 04 May. 
Elections timetable 
Monday 27 March Notice of Election Published   
Tuesday 04 April 4.00pm Candidate Nomination Deadline 
Monday 17 April Midnight Register to Vote Deadline 
Tuesday 18 April 5.00pm Postal Vote Deadline 
Tuesday 25 April 5.00pm Proxy Vote Deadline 
Thursday 04 May Polling Day 

Candidate Information 

Important information and guidance for candidates considering standing for election is available from the Electoral Commission standing in local elections and parish elections.

Find more information about becoming a councillor


Information and guidance for you as a voter can be found on the Electoral Commission’s website.  

You can register to vote online

If you have registered to vote at your property and have not moved since, you do not need to re-register to vote. 

If you are unsure if you are registered, you can contact us to check. 

Postal and proxy votes 

To apply for a postal vote or proxy vote, you must complete the relevant form and email it to us at

Any applications should be made as soon as possible.  

Postal votes will be sent on 14 April for those who have an existing postal vote or have applied before 20 March.

A second batch of postal votes will be sent on 20 April for those who apply between 20 March and the deadline of 5pm on 18 April.

Find more information on voter ID requirements  

Page last reviewed: 17 March 2023


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