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Upcoming elections and local referendums

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The Borough of Guildford is covered by four constituencies:

  • Guildford, Mole Valley, Surrey Heath and Woking

  • For more information on Parliamentary Constituencies, please visit  Parliament.UK

In order to vote in the General Election, you need to be registered on the Register of Electors and you must be:

  • resident in the Guildford Borough area on the date of the election

  • a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen, or a British citizen living overseas for a period of 15 years or less

  • 18 years old or over.

If you are an eligible elector and you are already on the Register of Electors for Guildford, you do not need to re-register for these elections.

Information on how to register can be found on our electoral registration pages. The deadline for applying to register for voting in the Parliamentary General Election is Monday 22 May 2017.

If you are unable to get to your polling station on 8 June, there are different options available to you in order for you to cast your vote:

Voting by post

The deadline for applying to vote by post is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017

A copy of the application form for this can be downloaded from our Postal and proxy voting information page. You will need to print this form and complete it, as a signature is required in order to complete the form.

Voting by proxy

The deadline for applying to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017

When appointing someone to vote on your behalf, that person must be a registered elector who is eligible to vote at this election, and who is able to get to your polling station on 8 June.  If they are not able to get to your polling station to cast your vote, they can apply to cast your proxy vote by post, but their application must reach us by the postal vote deadline as shown above.

A copy of the application form for this can be downloaded from our Postal and proxy voting information page. You will need to print this form and complete it as a signature is required in order to complete the form.

Timetable for General Election: 8 June 2017

EventWorking days before poll (deadline if not midnight)Date (deadline if not midnight)
Dissolution of Parliament25 daysWednesday 3 May
Receipt of writ24 daysThursday 4 May
Publication of notice of electionNot later than 22 days (4pm)Not later than 4pm on Monday 8 May
Delivery of nomination papersFrom the day after the publication of the notice of election until the sixth day after the date of dissolutionBetween 10am and 4pm on any working day after publication of notice of election until 4pm on Thursday 11 May
Deadline for delivery of nomination papers19 days (4pm)4pm on Thursday 11 May
Deadline for withdrawals of nomination19 days (4pm)4pm on Thursday 11 May
Making objections to nomination papers

(except for objections on the grounds that an individual candidate may be disqualified under the Representation of the People Act 1981 - see Commission guidance)

On 19 days (10am to 5pm), subject to the following:

Between 10 am - 12 noon objections can be made to all delivered nominations

Between 12 noon and 5pm objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm, 20 days before the poll

Between 10am and 12 noon on Thursday 11 May objections can be made to all delivered nominations

Between 12 noon and 5pm on Thursday 11 May objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm on Wednesday 10 May

Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent19 days (4pm)4pm on Thursday 11 May
Publication of statement of persons nominated, including notice of poll and situation of polling stations

If no objections: on 19 days (at 5pm)

If objection(s) are made: Not before objection(s) are disposed of but not later than 18 days (4pm)

 

 

If no objections: at 5pm on Thursday 11 May

Objection(s) made: not before objection(s) are disposed of but not later than 4pm on Friday 12 May

Publication of first interim election notice of alteration

On 19 days

Thursday 11 May
Deadline for receiving applications for registration12 daysMonday 22 May
Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes11 days (5pm)5pm on Tuesday 23 May
Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)6 days (5pm)5pm on Wednesday 31 May
Publication of second interim election notice of alterationBetween 18 days and 6 daysBetween Friday 12 May and Wednesday 31 May (inclusive)
Publication of final election notice of alteration5 daysThursday 1 June
Deadline for notification of appointment  of polling and counting agents5 daysThursday 1 June
First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes4 daysFriday 2 June
Deadline for notification of appointment of sub agents2 daysTuesday 6 June

Polling day

0 (7am to 10pm)7am to 10pm on Thursday 8 June
Last time for re-issue of spoilt or lost postal votes0 (5pm)5pm on Thursday 8 June
Deadline for emergency proxy applications0 (5pm)5pm on Thursday 8 June
Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal0 (9pm)9pm on Thursday 8 June