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.

If you’re interested in becoming a county councillor, read our guide for candidates (PDF, 91KB, contact Democratic Services or visit the be a councillor website for more information.

The next County Council elections are scheduled for 6 May 2021.

Contact Democratic Services


Democratic Services
County Hall
Market Road
Chelmsford, Essex

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