UK Parliamentary General Election 2019

Elections will be taking place on Thursday 12 December 2019 to elect Members of Parliament. Voters resident within Surrey Heath (including parts of Guildford borough) will be voting to elect an MP for the Surrey Heath Parliamentary Constituency.
 
Details on the candidates standing for election will be published on this page after 5pm on 14 November 2019.
 
Am I eligible to vote?
 
You need to register to vote in order to vote at this election. You are not automatically registered to vote because you pay Council Tax.
 
You can register to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
 
How do I vote?
 
You can vote in person at your allocated Polling Station. Polling Stations will be open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 12 December 2019.
 
If you cannot attend your Polling Station you can apply to vote by post or by proxy. You can download applications to vote by post or by proxy from www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk
 
Key Dates and Deadlines
 
Key dates for this election are as follows:
Last day for Publication of Notice of Election  Monday, 11 November 2019
Deadline for nominations 4pm – Thursday, 14 November 2019
Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated
5pm – Thursday, 14 November 2019 (if no objections are made)
Registering to Vote Midnight – Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Applying for a Postal Vote 5pm - Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Cancelling or changing Postal or Proxy Votes 5pm - Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Applying for a Proxy Vote 5pm - Wednesday, 4 December 2019
First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes
Friday, 6 December 2019
Polling day 7am to 10pm - Thursday 12 December 2019
Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes
5pm - Thursday 12 December 2019
Deadline for emergency proxy applications 5pm - Thursday 12 December 2019
 
Registration
 
If you have not registered or have moved recently you will need to register prior to the election. The deadline to register is Tuesday, 26 November 2019. You can register to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
 
How you can vote
 
You can vote in person at the polling station, by post or by proxy.
 
Voting in person at a polling station
 
Polling stations will be open from 7am - 10pm on Thursday 12 December 2019. Details of your polling station can be found on your poll card. Please check where your polling station is located as this may have changed since you last voted.
 
You do not need your Poll Card to vote but it saves time at the polling station if you take with you to vote.
 
Postal voting
 
You can apply for a postal vote at any time until 5pm on Tuesday, 26 November 2019. You can download applications to vote by post from www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk We must receive your application by this deadline.
 
The deadline for making changes to or cancelling existing arrangements is also 5pm on Tuesday, 26 November 2019.
 
Postal Votes are sent out in batches.
 
Any electors who have applied by 5pm, Thursday 14 November will be sent postal voting packs on Wednesday 27 November 2019. After 5pm, Thursday 14 November 2019, any electors who apply will be sent postal voting packs on Tuesday 3 December 2019. 
 
Any applications received after 5pm, Tuesday 26 November 2019, will not be accepted for this election. 
 
Completed postal votes need to be returned to the Acting Returning Officer by 10pm on 12 December 2019. You can hand your completed postal vote into the Council Offices or at any polling station in the Constituency.
 
Proxy voting
 
You can apply for a proxy vote, where someone votes on your behalf at your polling station until 5pm Wednesday 4 December 2019. Your proxy needs to be registered
 
to vote and eligible to vote at the elections on 12 December 2019. You can download applications to vote by proxy from www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk
 
If you appoint a proxy, you are still entitled vote yourself at your polling station provided that your proxy has not already voted on your behalf or arranged a postal vote. Please note that your proxy will need to attend your allocated polling station to vote on your behalf.
 
If, after 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019 you find that you are unable to attend your polling station due to work or medical reasons, you may be able to apply to vote by emergency proxy. Please contact the Elections team on 01276 707165 or by emailing vote@surreyheath.gov.uk for more information.