For electoral purposes the Borough of Brentwood is divided into 15 wards, which are further sub-divided into 41 polling districts.
The Council carried out a review of the polling districts and polling places in 2014 and you can find details on the Polling Stations page.
Electors who are eligible to vote at a particular election or referendum will receive a polling card shortly before polling day, telling them where to vote. There are special arrangements for people who cannot get to a polling station to apply for a proxy or postal vote. Further details can be found in the section on Postal and Proxy Voting.
Elections take place each year for local councillors, either at Borough Council or County Council level. The four County Council seats were contested in May 2017. There are due to be elections in 13 of the Council's 15 wards in May 2018. No elections are scheduled for Hutton North and Tipps Cross wards.
Electors may also live in an area that has a Parish Council for which elections take place every four years. Find out more on the parish elections page.
How Do I Become a Local Councillor? If you enjoy being part of a community and would like to make a difference and do more to help then how about becoming a councillor? You must be British, Irish, a member of the Commonwealth or other European Union country, and over 18 to stand for election. You can either be nominated through a political party or nominate yourself as an independent (with ten registered electors in support). For more details please contact Electoral Services on 01277 312709 or visit the Electoral Commission's web pages for candidate guidance.
Brentwood is in the Parliamentary constituency of Brentwood & Ongar. MPs are elected for a period of up to five years but a general election can be called earlier. The last UK Parliamentary Election was held on 8th June 2017 - Michael Alex Burghart was returned to Parliament for the Brentwood & Ongar Constituency.
The Boundary Commission for England has recently undertaken a consultation on its proposals for changes to the constituency boundaries:
European Parliamentary Elections
Essex is part of the Eastern Electoral Region of the UK within the European Parliament. In this region there are seven MEPs, who are elected under a system of proportional representation for a five year fixed term. The last European Parliamentary election was held on Thursday 22nd May 2014.
Police & Crime Commissioner Elections
Elections for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner for the Essex Police Area are held every four years. Roger Hirst was elected in May 2016. The next election is due to be held in May 2020.
The Register of Electors can be inspected during office hours at the Town Hall.
Notice of the verification number for determining the validity of Petitions presented from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018 can be found below: