Find out about the elections and referendums that are scheduled to take place from 2022 to 2029.
Scheduled polls usually take place on the first Thursday of May.
Local elections 2023 - our next scheduled elections are for this council and to elect councillors to all the parishes in the district. These elections will take place on Thursday 4 May 2023.
We'll start to publish details approximately 6 months before election day.
If you are eligible to vote in any election we'll send you a poll card.
Your poll card will tell you:
- details of the election
- where and when you can vote in person
- deadline for applying to voting by post
- deadline for applying for a proxy vote
Local elections take place every 4 years.
Local elections are held for:
- the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex
- Essex County Council
- Uttlesford District Council
- town and parish councils
Parliamentary General elections take place no later than 5 years from the last one.
A Parliamentary General election must take place by the end of January 2025 and can be anytime up to that date.
The government often chooses to combine Parliamentary General election with another poll in May.
By-elections often occur throughout the year due to vacancies arising such as caused by the resignation or death of a member.
These have to occur within a legal time period and full details appear on a page on this website.
Other polls sometimes occur such as a Neighbourhood Planning Referendums.
Again, we'll publish public notices and, if you're eligible to vote in the poll you'll receive a poll card.
2022 Fallow year - no scheduled polls
2023 Uttlesford District Council (all out) elections and parish council elections
2024 Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner election and UK Parliamentary General Election (by January 2025) - the poll may be combined
2025 Essex County Council election
2026 Fallow year - no scheduled polls
2027 Uttlesford District Council (all out) elections and parish council elections
2028 Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner election
2029 Essex County Council election