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 6 May 2021.
View the election timetable 2021 to find out important dates leading up to the election.
Find out more:
watch an event about becoming a councillor, held for prospective candidates
book your place at the Local Elections 2021: Standing for election and campaigning in a COVID-19 context online event run by the Local Government Association (LGA)