Details of candidates running can be found at thurrock.gov.uk/elections
Polling cards have been delivered to eligible electors giving details of their polling station and how to apply for postal or proxy votes. Polling hours on Thursday, 3Â May are from 7am until 10pm.
Anyone who has not yet registered to vote has until midnight on 17Â April to apply. Applications can be made online atÂ gov.uk/register-to-vote or by calling 01375Â 652Â 816.
Those who require a postal vote should contact the elections office on 01375Â 652Â 816. The deadline for applications to vote by post is 5pm on Wednesday 18Â April. Proxy vote applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 25Â April.
Four wards â?? Chafford and North Stifford, Corringham and Fobbing, East Tilbury and Stanford-le Hope-West â?? have no local council elections this year. In each election only a third of all seats in the borough are up for election, which means these two councillor wards will not be contested this time.