Check your information to vote in the May local elections

PUBLISHED: 18 March 2022

Residents aged 18 or over are being reminded to ensure they are correctly registered, by Thursday, 14 April, to ensure they’re eligible to vote in the Borough Council elections on Thursday, 5 May.

Colchester residents who have changed their name, moved to a new house, turned 18 or never registered to vote can quickly and easily update or join the Register at

Poll cards will be dispatched on Monday, 28 March and everyone who is registered to vote at the May elections should receive a poll card that week. The polling cards confirm the location of the elector's polling station. You do not need to register again if you have received a poll card.

Anyone who is registered but unable to cast their vote at their polling station on Thursday 5 May should apply for a postal vote by 5pm Tuesday, 19 April, or a proxy vote by 5pm on Tuesday, 26 April.

To help all borough residents prepare ahead of casting their votes in the Colchester Borough Council elections being held on 5 May 2022, information about polling stations, borough wards and boundaries and the voting process is available at

Colchester Borough Council's Electoral Registration Officer said: “I encourage all residents aged 18 and over to vote in the 5 May local elections and have their say on the important issues in the borough.

“Every vote matters and it’s important to make sure your details are up to date on the Register and you’re aware of the deadlines for registration, postal and proxy votes. Look out for your polling card and apply for a postal or proxy vote if you're not able to vote at a polling station. Details of all this and more is available on our website to help residents prepare.”

Information for candidates wishing to stand for election to the council is also available online.

Page last reviewed: 18 March 2022


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