ALL of Thurrock will be going to the polls on Thursday, 22 May this year as European and local elections are held.
However in four Thurrock wards, Chafford and North Stifford, Corringham and Fobbing, East Tilbury, and Stanford-le-Hope West, there will be no local election.
Thurrock Council is elected by thirds with a poll held three years out of four, but in wards where there are only two members – such as those above – local elections are held two years out of four.
This year the election will be officially called on Thursday, 10 April, and nominations can be made from 9am that day.
Nominations close at 4pm on 24 April.
Voters can register to vote until Tuesday, 6 May and postal vote applications should be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 7 May. Applications to register to vote by proxy can be made until 5pm on 14 May.
On polling day the stations will be open from 7am until 10pm and the local election count will be made that night.
As many European countries hold their polls on Sundays, the European election count will be held on Sunday, 25 May.
For your information
On 22 May, Thurrock Council local elections will be held in the following wards:
Aveley and Uplands
Chadwell St Mary
Little Thurrock Blackshots
Little Thurrock Rectory
Stanford East and Corringham Town
Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park
Tilbury St Chads
West Thurrock and South Stifford
There will be no local elections in Chafford and North Stifford, Corringham and Fobbing, East Tilbury, and Stanford -le-Hope West.