How to vote for May elections

By Teo Coroiu

The elections for Essex County Council and Colchester Borough Council have been rescheduled for 6 May this year. 

Every resident with more than 18 years old can vote in person at a polling station, by post or by asking someone else to vote for them (voting by proxy). 

The Colchester Borough Council sent via email for every city resident information about registering for a postal vote.  

The deadline for the register to vote will be midnight on Monday, 19 April, the deadline for postal vote will be on Tuesday, April 20, at 5pm, and the deadline for a proxy vote will be on Tuesday, 27 April at 5pm.  

On the website it was posted the number of councillors to be elected for the wards.  

There is one councillor to be elected for Berechurch, Castle, GreensteadHighwoods, Marks Tey and Layer, Mersea and Pyefleet, Mile End, New Town and Christ Church, Old Heath and The Hythe, Rural North, Shrub End, St Anne`s and St John`s, Stanway, Tiptree, and Wivenhoe.  

Also, there is two councillors to be elected for Lexden and Braiswick, and Preetygate 

Cabinet Office minister Chloe Smith said: “We are publishing a detailed plan to deliver May’s elections in a safe and secure way. 

 This is backed up by additional funding for councilsand practical changes to electoral laws to help both voters and candidates.