Make sure you are registered by Tuesday 7 May 2019

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 Tuesday 7 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 17 May 2019 subject to change. 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 Wednesday 8 May 2019. The deadline for making changes to or cancelling existing arrangements is also 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019. 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 9 May 2019 although this is subject to change 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 23 May 2019. 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 23 May 2019. 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 15 May 2019. 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.

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Timetable of Proceedings for Thursday 23 May 2019

ActivityDate
Publication of Notice of ElectionMonday 15 April 2019
Receipt of NominationsThursday 25 April 2019, 4pm
Withdrawal of CandidateThursday 25 April 2019, 4pm
Appointment of Election AgentsThursday 25 April 2019, 4pm
Publication of Statements of Persons NominatedThursday 25 April 2019, 4pm
Publication of Notice of PollThursday 25 April 2019
Publication of Notice of Election AgentsThursday 25 April 2019, 4pm
Last Date for RegistrationTuesday 7 May 2019
Receipt of Postal Vote ApplicationsWednesday 8 May 2019, 5pm
Receipt of Proxy Vote ApplicationsWednesday 15 May 2019, 5pm
Appointment of Poll and Count AgentsThursday 16 May 2019
First Day to Issue Replacement Lost Postal Ballot PapersFriday 17 May 2019
Verification of Ballot PapersThursday 23 May 2019
Last Day to Issue Replacement Spoilt or Lost Postal Ballot PapersThursday 23 May 2019, 5pm
Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote ApplicationsThursday 23 May 2019, 5pm
Day of Poll7am to 10pm Thursday 23 May 2019
Counting of VotesSunday 26 May 2019
Return of Candidate ExpensesMonday 15 July 2019

Official notices

More information

If you would like more information please contact Electoral Services.