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Information for Candidates and Agents - Billericay Town Council East Ward Election - Thursday, 14 October 2021

An election is being held in the East Ward of the Billericay Town Council due to the resignation of Councillor Gary Bott.

Polling day for the Billericay Town Council East Ward Election is Thursday, 14 October 2021, between the hours of 7.00am and 10.00pm.

The Returning Officer for the elections is Scott Logan, Chief Executive of Basildon Borough Council.

Nomination Paper Pack for the Billericay Town Council East Ward Election 2021

To submit your nomination paper at the Basildon Council Offices you will need to make an appointment, to do this please contact

Request form for Register and Postal / Proxy List

Candidate Spending Return 

Election Notices

Candidates and Agents - Frequently Asked Questions

When is the deadline for submitting nomination papers?

The deadline for submitting nomination papers is 4pm on Friday, 17 September 2021.

Where can I get further guidance for candidates and agents?

The Electoral Commission also produces a useful Guide for Candidates and Agents which covers most of the issues that candidates and agents need to be aware of. This can be found here The Electoral Commission - Guidance for Candidates and Agents.

When will the verification and counting of votes take place?

The verification and counting of the votes will take place on Thursday, 14 October 2021, immediately following the close of poll at 10.00pm at the Basildon Borough Council Offices.

When will postal vote opening sessions take place?

If you have any enquiries about the location, please contact 

Postal vote opening sessions will take place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, 6 October 2021
  • Tuesday, 12 October 2021

All the above sessions will take place at The Basildon Centre commencing at 10.00am.

  • Thursday, 14 October 2021

The above session will take place at The Basildon Centre commencing at 2.00pm.

There will also be a postal vote opening session on Thursday, 14 October 2021 at the count venue starting at 10.00pm.

What are the expenses limits for candidates?

The expenses limit for candidates is £806 + 7 pence per elector on the register as of the date of publication of Notice of Election.

There were 9,505 eligible electors on the date of publication of Notice of Election and therefore the expense limit per candidate is £1471.35 

Further information and enquiries

For further information and enquires please contact Basildon Council's Electoral Services Team.

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