To link to the Electoral Registration Department at Uttlesford District Council click here.  This will enable you to obtain further information regarding elections taking place in 2024, how to register to vote etc. Elections will take places this year – on 2 May Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex elections will take place.  A general election will also be called this year.

Remember! you will need photo id to vote in person at a polling station.

The full results of the May 2023 Town and District Election can be found on the Uttlesford District Council website, here 

Statements of persons nominated for District and Parish Elections 2023

Saffron Walden Town Council and all parishes

Uttlesford District Council

Copies of the formal notice of elections from Uttlesford District Council can be found below:

District Council – Notice of Election

Parish Councils – Notice of Election 

  • All documents are available directly from the District Council website www.uttlesford.gov.uk/elections
  • Uttlesford District Council briefings  for candidates and information registering to can be found at https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/local-elections-2023.
  • Nomination packs will be available on the District Council website and must be completed and returned to the returning officer at Uttlesford District Council – not SWTC. Nomination forms must be submitted by 4pm Tuesday 4 April 2023.

Who can vote in local council elections?

To vote in any election you need to be registered to vote. To get on the electoral register contact the electoral services at Uttlesford District Council or visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk to download a registration form. You can register to vote when you are aged 16 years or over but you need to be 18 or over to vote. To vote in a local council election you need to be a British citizen, Irish citizen, European Union citizen or citizen of a Commonwealth country (including Cyprus and Malta).

This year voter photo identification will be required at time of voting, under the Elections Act 2022, more information can be found here https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/article/7850/Elections-Act-2022

The Electoral Commission has produced two useful guides to support voters which you can find by clicking on the following links:

Voter ID: Supporting blind and partially sighted people to vote in 20223

Voter ID Easy read guide for people with learning disabilities 

British Sign Language Videos about the voting process

Interested in what it means to be a Saffron Walden Town Councillor?

SWTC has prepared the below guide explaining the difference between Town, District and Country Council, what a Town Councillor does and who can stand for election.

Successfully elected Town Councillors will be asked to attend Council meetings and training, a schedule of commitments can be found below:

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