Scheduled elections from 2022 to 2029.
Scheduled polls usually take place on the first Thursday of May. Our next scheduled elections are for this council and all the parishes in the district on Thursday 4 May 2023. Details about these polls will start to appear on a page on this site approximately 6 months before election day.
Local elections - take place every 4 years - Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner, County, District and Parish
National elections - 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 December 2024 and can be anytime up to that date - being combined with another poll in May is often chosen by the government.
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. Electors are informed when they receive a poll card once we have published the legal Notice of Election giving the key dates for the poll e.g. deadline for registration (if you are not registered) or wish to have an absent vote i.e. vote by postal or by a nominated proxy voting for you.
Other polls sometimes occur too such as a Neighbourhood Planning Referendum - again public notice is given and poll cards issued.
2022 Fallow year - no scheduled polls
2023 Uttlesford District Council (all out) Elections and Parish Council Elections
2024 Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner Election and UK Parliamentary General Election (by January 2025) - 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 & Crime Commissioner Election
2029 Essex County Council Election