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Useful electoral links

This page contains links to a number of useful resources related to elections and voting.

Electoral Commission

The Commission is an independent body that was set up by the UK Parliament. Its mission is to foster public confidence and participation in the democratic process in the UK.

About My Vote

For more information about registering to vote and to download relevant application forms, visit the Electoral Commission's site About My Vote. The site also contains a wealth of information on all aspects of voting and the democratic process.

Information Commissioner's Office

The Information Commissioner's Office is the UK's independent authority set up to promote access to official information and to protect personal information.

British Youth Council

The British Youth Council is led by young people, for young people, aged 26 and under, across the UK. Their vision is that all young people across the UK will have a say and be heard.

UK Youth Parliament

The UK Youth Parliament enables young people to use their energy and passion to change the world for the better. It provides opportunities for 11 to 18 year olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change.

Young Essex Assembly

The Young Essex Assembly (YEA) is an elected group of young people from across Essex. There are 75 members of the YEA, this mirrors the number of county councillors in each locality. Its aim is to give all young people in Essex a voice, achieved by working in partnership with young people and organisations throughout Essex.

How do I become a councillor?

Useful things to know if you're thinking of becoming a councillor.


Contact Electoral Services