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2021 Elections in Colchester

On Thursday 6 May 2021 a combination of local elections will take place in Colchester.


  • Election timetable
  • Candidate information



On Thursday 6 May 2021 there will be a combination of local elections across Colchester.


This will include the two postponed elections from May 2020: the Borough election; and the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner election.

These elections will run alongside the scheduled Essex County election. Some areas may also have parish elections, if they are contested.

For information on the Essex County election, visit the Essex County Council website.

For more information on the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) election, visit the PFCC website.

Find out more about Colchester Borough Council.



Notices pertinent to each election will appear here in due course, in accordance with the timetable.


Poll cards will be dispatched in early April.

2021 Election Timetable  
Friday 19 March 2021 Notice of Election published
Thursday 8 April 2021 4.00pm Candidate Nomination deadline
Monday 19 April 2021 Midnight Registration to Vote deadline
Tuesday 20 April 2021 5.00pm Postal Vote deadline
Tuesday 27 April 2021 5.00pm Last day to apply for a proxy vote
Thursday 6 May 2021 Polling Day

Candidate Information


Anyone interested in standing as a candidate for any election within Colchester is encouraged to register their interest by emailing This will allow us to notify you of any candidate briefing sessions, which will likely be conducted via an online video meeting. 

If you are interested in becoming an Essex County Councillor, visit the ECC website for specific information.


Registering to Vote


You can register to vote online at 


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

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