Election June 2017

Elections 8 June 2017

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 for this election has now passed. To vote in the 8 June election you must be registered to vote.  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

The deadline to apply to vote by post has now passed.  Voters with existing postal voting applications in place will be sent a postal poll card with information about the election.

If you already have a postal or postal proxy vote and wish to cancel it or change any of the details, the deadline has now passed.

 

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, the deadline has now passed.

Application form to vote by proxy - print a copy, complete it by hand and return it by one of the following methods:

  • scan or photograph and email your application form to us

  • return by post

  • hand into the Civic Centre in Esher before the deadline.

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.

Results

The count for the Esher and Walton constituency will take commence at 10pm on Thursday 8 June. An announcement of the result is expected overnight and will be publicised at Election Results.  Press and candidates may confirm details of the count venue by contacting Electoral Services directly.

Any press enquiries should be directed to Communications.

 

More information

If you would like more information about these elections, please contact Electoral Services.

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