Upcoming Elections

Local Elections

Local elections will take place in the Rochford District for one Councillor for each of the 13 wards on 3rd May 2018. In addition elections to the Rawreth and Rochford Parish councils will take place on the same day.

Poll cards will be sent out from 27th March to 2nd April. If you have recently moved into Rochford the deadline for registering to vote is Tuesday 17th April 2018. You can register online here or contact the Helpline on 01702 318187.

If you would like to vote by post at the election on 3rd May, the deadline to apply is 5pm on Wednesday 18th April. Postal votes will be dispatched by first class mail around 17th April.

The deadline for appointing a proxy (someone to vote on your behalf) is 5pm on Wednesday 25th April.

A briefing session for candidates and agents will take place at the Council Chamber, Rayleigh Civic Suite, 2 Hockley Road, Rayleigh on 15th March at 5pm. If you would like to attend this session please email your name to elections@rochford.gov.uk