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Your councillor

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:

  • lived
  • worked
  • 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 website and read about being a councillor.

Find out more:

View the Ordnance Survey's election maps to see electoral boundaries.

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