UK Parliamentary General election 8 June 2017
On Thursday 8 June 2017, Elmbridge voters can go to the polls for the 2017 UK Parliamentary General election to elect a Member of Parliament for the Esher and Walton constituency and the Runnymede and Weybridge constituency.
Key dates for 8 June election
| Nomination papers available ||Tuesday 2 May |
| Notice of election ||Monday 8 May |
| Delivery of nomination papers ||Between 10am on Tuesday 9 May and 4pm on Thursday 11 May |
|Statement of persons nominated, including notice of poll and situation of polling stations ||At 5pm on Thursday 11 May (or by 4pm on Friday 12 May if objections) |
| Registration deadline ||Midnight on Monday 22 May |
| Postal voting deadline ||5pm on Tuesday 23 May |
| Proxy voting deadline ||5pm on Wednesday 31 May |
| First day to replace lost postal votes ||Friday 2 June |
| Polling day ||7am to 10pm on Thursday 8 June |
| Counting of votes ||From 10pm on Thursday 8 June |
Official notices - Esher and Walton Constituency
Official notices - Runnymede and Weybridge Constituency
How to stand as a candidate
Nomination packs for the Esher and Walton constituency are available from Electoral Services
from Tuesday 2 May. Candidates seeking election in the Runnymede and Weybridge constituency will need to contact Runnymede Council.
Guidance for candidates and agents
How to find out more information about the candidates
The names of the candidates and the parties for whom they are standing on behalf of and the Independent Candidates are published above under 'Official Notices'.
Elmbridge Borough Council does not publish any information about the candidates' campaigns. The candidates and/or political parties may publish their own literature. The local and national media may provide information.
Register to vote
The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 22 May. To vote in the 8 June election you must be registered to vote. If you are not already registered, you can register online. If you are unable to register online you can contact Electoral Services for a paper application form. If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote, contact Electoral Services.
Registered voters will be sent a poll card in early May with information about the election. If you have not received a poll card, or you have recently moved, you may not be registered to vote.
Who can vote
To vote at these elections, you must be aged 18 or over on election day and be a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen.
Citizens of other member states of the European Union (excluding Malta, Cyprus, Republic of Ireland) are not entitled to vote.
Your name must appear on the Register of Electors before you can vote.
Voting by post
If you are away or cannot go to the polling station on 8 June, you can apply to vote by post. If you are given a postal vote, you will not be able to vote in person at this election. Voters with existing postal voting applications in place will be sent a postal poll card with information about the election.
The deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications for the elections on 8 June 2017 is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May. If you already have a postal or postal proxy vote and wish to cancel it or change any of the details, you must do so before 5pm on Tuesday 23 May.
Application form to vote by post print a copy, complete it by hand and return it by one of the following methods:
Please do not use electronic signatures as these will not be accepted. If you are unable to print a copy of the form from our website, please contact Electoral Services for a paper version.
If you are unable to sign in a consistent and distinctive way because or a disability or inability, or are unable to read or write, you may apply for a postal vote Waiver. Please contact Electoral Services for more information and an application form.
If you require a postal vote because you will be away on election day but are going away before they are posted around Tuesday 30 May, you may wish to consider voting by proxy instead.
When will I receive my postal vote?
If you applied to vote by post before 18 April, your postal vote will be sent around Monday 22 May by first class mail.
If you applied to vote by post between 19 April and 5pm on 23 May, your postal vote will be sent around Tuesday 30 May by first class mail.
If you have not received your postal vote by Friday 2 June, contact Electoral Services.
How do I complete my postal vote?
When you receive your postal vote, read the instructions carefully. Your postal vote includes the ballot paper and a postal voting statement. Complete both of these and return them straight away. Completed postal votes need to be returned to the Acting Returning Officer by 10pm on Thursday 8 June. If you miss the post you can hand your completed postal vote into any polling station in the Constituency or the Civic Centre in Esher.
If you need help to vote, you can ask someone you know or get independent help by contacting Electoral Services.
If you lose your postal vote or make a mistake, contact Electoral Services straight away. A replacement postal vote can be issued before 5pm on Thursday 8 June.
Voting by proxy
If you will be away or cannot go to the polling station on 8 June, you can apply to vote by proxy. This means someone else can vote on your behalf.
Completed applications must reach us before 5pm on Wednesday 31 May. Your appointed proxy must attend your polling station to vote on your behalf. If they are unable to attend your polling station they can apply to vote by post as a proxy before 5pm on Tuesday 23 May. Contact Electoral Services for an application form.
Please note if you have already applied to vote by post and wish to cancel it and vote by proxy or in person, you must do so before 5pm on 23 May.
Application form to vote by proxy - print a copy, complete it by hand and return it by one of the following methods:
If you are unable to print a copy of the form from our website, please contact Electoral Services for a paper version.
If after 5pm on Wednesday 31 May you have a medical emergency or learn you cannot go to the polling station because of work reasons, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy. This means someone else can vote on your behalf. The deadline for completed applications is 5pm on 8 June.
Your polling station
If you are registered to vote, a poll card will be sent to you with further information about the election, including a map of your polling station.
Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 8 June.
How to vote
Always read the instructions on how to complete the ballot paper carefully, even if you have voted before. The ballot paper lists the name of each candidate along with their party name and party logo (if any).
You are able to vote for one candidate at the UK Parliamentary election. Simply put an X (a cross) next to the candidate that you wish to vote for.
More information is available at About My Vote.
Who is elected
Candidates are standing to seek election as Member of Parliament for the Esher and Walton constituency and the Runnymede and Weybridge constituency. The candidate with the most votes is elected using the first past the post system.
The count will take place at the Esher Hall, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ, at 10pm on Thursday 8 June. An announcement of the result is expected overnight and will be publicised at Election Results.
Any press enquiries should be directed to Communications.
If you would like more information about these elections, please contact Electoral Services.