VOTERS will be able to go to the polls across Thurrock on Thursday,May 3rd this year for local elections only.
Later in 2012, on November 15, Thurrock will take part in the Police Crime Commissioner Elections for Essex.
May’s council elections are due in all but three of Thurrock’s 20 wards. The wards with no scheduled elections are Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park, Little Thurrock Rectory and Stifford Clays
Anyone considering standing as a candidate in this year’s council elections, should contact the Electoral Services office on 01375 652816. Nomination papers may be obtained by calling this number.
Voters are also being urged to check the polling station details on their polling card. A review of polling places was carried out last year and five polling stations have changed, meaning some people may be directed to different stations in their ward.
New polling stations will be in the Corringham and Fobbing (two new stations), Belhus, Chadwell St Mary and Chafford and North Stifford wards.
Details of all the borough’s polling stations are available on Thurrock Council’s website (www.thurrock.gov.uk) via the A to Z and following links from Electoral Services.
Polling cards – which do not have to be taken to the station unless you are an anonymous elector – will be delivered from 24 March onwards.
Other dates to note in the run up to the election include: Thursday, 18 April, last date to register for a postal vote (5pm) and last date to register to vote (midnight); and Thursday, 25 April, last date to apply for a proxy vote.
Postal vote packs will be sent out in the week starting Monday, 23 April.
On polling day itself, Thursday, 3 May, polling stations will open at 7am and close at 10pm. No ballot papers will be issued after this time.
Notes for Editors
Wards with an election on 3 May:
Aveley and Uplands
Chadwell St Mary
Chafford and North Stifford
Corringham and Fobbing
Little Thurrock Blackshots
Stanford East and Corringham Town
Tilbury St Chad’s
West Thurrock and South Stifford