County council elections
Who can be a councillor?
To stand in a county council election you must be:
- at least 18 years old
- a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen
Additionally, you must have either:
- owned or rented land or premises
in the Essex County Council area for the whole 12 months before nominations are made, or been registered as a local government elector from the day of nomination onwards.
Becoming a county councillor
The next county council elections are scheduled for 2025.
If you’re interested in finding out about the role of a county councillor, read our guide for candidates (PDF, 116KB), contact the election team or visit the Local.gov.uk website and read about being a councillor.
Find out more:
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