UK Parliamentary General Election - 8 June 2017

Registration

If you have not registered or have moved since the Annual Registration Canvass last autumn you will need to register prior to the election. The deadline to register is Monday 22 May and should be made via www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.  However you may be required to provide documentary evidence to support your application so please register in good time.

Poll cards

Every registered elector in Spelthorne who is eligible to vote in this election will be sent a poll card confirming which method of voting they have in place, eg by postal vote, by proxy or in person at the polling station. These pollcards will be sent on or around 9 May 2017 Please check the details and let us know of any problems as soon as you receive it, however, the pollcards are printed a while before they are sent out so may not show any recent amendments ie change of name.

Different ways to vote

There are three ways to vote, in person at the polling station, by post or using a proxy voter.

Postal voting

Applications can be made for a single election, for a specified period or permanently. You can apply for a postal vote at any time until 5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017. The deadline for making changes to or cancelling existing arrangements is also 5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017. Postal voting arrangements are only available to those electors who are registered under the new Individual Electoral Registration process.  You should contact Electoral Services on 01784 444218 or electoral.services@spelthorne.gov.uk to establish if you are eligible to vote by post.  All postal voting packs will be dispatched around 19 May 2017 and are sent by Royal Mail 1st class. Postal packs for late postal vote applications will be sent later so please ensure you apply as early as possible to enable us to get your ballot papers to you when required.

Completed postal votes need to be returned to the Returning Officer by 10pm on 8 June 2017. If you miss the post you can hand your completed postal vote into any polling station in the ward or the Council Offices at Knowle Green. Any postal votes placed in the Royal Mail posting box on polling day, will not be counted.

Voting in person at a polling station

Polling stations will be open from 7am - 10pm on Thursday 8 June 2017. Details of your polling station can be found on your poll card or on My Spelthorne.  Please check carefully where your polling station is located as it may have changed since you last voted.

Proxy voting

This means appointing someone to vote on your behalf at your polling station.

You can apply for a proxy vote at any time until 5pm Wednesday 31 May 2017. You will need to tell the person you have appointed as your proxy which candidates you wish to vote for once the candidates' details have been made available. Both you and your proxy need to be registered under the new Individual Electoral Registration system.  Contact Electoral Services to check if you are eligible to vote in this way.

Key dates

ActivityDate
Notice of ElectionMonday 8 May 2017
Publication of statement of persons nominatedNot later than Thursday 11 May 2017 at 5pm
Deadline for receiving applications for registrationMonday 22 May 2017
Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votesTuesday 23 May 2017
Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)Wednesday 31 May 2017 at 5pm
Publication of notice of pollNot later than Thursday 11 May 2017, 5pm
First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votesFriday 23 June 2017
Polling dayThursday 8 June 2017, 7am to 10pm
Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votesThursday 8 June 2017 at 5pm
Deadline for emergency proxy applicationsThursday 8 June 2017 at 5pm
Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appealThursday 8 June 2017 at 9pm

Official notices

More information

If you would like more information please contact Electoral Services.