VOTERS in the Stifford Clays by election scheduled for Thursday, 17 October are rapidly running out of time if they have not already registered to vote.
The deadline for registering is Wednesday (2 October), and completed registration forms can be handed in at the Civic Offices in New Road, Grays, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on the same day (2 October), but people can apply for a proxy vote until 5pm on Wednesday, 9 October.
Postal vote ballot packs will be sent out on Friday, 4 October.
On 17 October polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm. The count is expected to take place at the Civic Offices in New Road, Grays, immediately following that.