Not registered to vote? Then act now!

Thursday, February 18, 2021


Rochford District residents who have not yet registered to vote for Essex County Council, the County's Police and Crime Commissioner, District and Parish / Town Council elections must do so by 19 April to be able to cast their vote in the 6 May elections.

If you have recently moved house – whether you have moved within the district, or are new to the district – you need to register to vote at your new address. You are not automatically registered even if you pay council tax.

There is still time to register to vote you can:

Go to to register online - you will need your National Insurance number

Phone the Elections Office Helpline on 01702 318187

Don’t miss out on your chance to have your say about how your district is run.

Angela Hutchings, Returning Officer at Rochford District Council says: “I urge all those that have not registered to vote in the district to register before the deadline so you can have your say. “These elections are extremely important to our district and the successful candidates will have a big influence on the place you live over the next few years.”

If you would prefer to vote by post, the deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on 20 April.

You can also apply for a proxy vote up until 5pm on 27 April. However if you have a medical emergency or are called away unexpectedly for work or service reasons after this date contact the Election helpline on 01702 318187 as you may be eligible for an emergency proxy vote.

For more information about the upcoming elections visit