General election 2017

The general election will take place on Thursday 8 June 2017.

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Notice of election

Statement of persons nominated

Notice of election agents' names and offices

Notice of situation of polling stations

Who is eligible to vote in the general election?

The following people can vote provided they are aged 18 or over (an elector can register once they are 16 but can't vote until their 18th birthday) on polling day:

  • British or Commonwealth citizens who are resident in the UK
  • citizens of the Irish Republic who are resident in the UK
  • British nationals living overseas are entitled to vote for up to 15 years after moving abroad. An overseas voter should register in the constituency covering the address for where they were last registered within the UK. (someone who has never been registered as an elector in the UK isn't eligible to register as an overseas voter unless they left the UK before they were 18 and they left the UK no more than 15 years ago)
  • service / crown personnel serving in the UK or overseas in the armed forces or with Her Majesty's Government
  • people with no fixed abode who meet the above criteria can register using a declaration of local connection

Who isn't eligible to vote?

  • citizens of EU countries other than the UK or Irish Republic (or Cyprus or Malta, which are Commonwealth countries as well as EU countries) cannot vote in Westminster parliamentary elections
  • citizens of any other countries aren't eligible to register or to vote
  • people who don't have leave to enter or remain in the UK may not be included in the electoral register, and consequently aren't entitled to vote

How do I register to vote?

If you are not already registered to vote at your current address you must do so by 22 May.

Register now

If you are already registered to vote you don't need to register again. If you are no sure if you are registered call our contact centre, who will be able to check for you: 020 8356 3232.

It may be that the Council needs further information to verify your identity. If so, we will write to you. It is important that you respond to the request for information as quickly as possible to ensure you are on the register and can then vote. The earlier you register, the sooner you will receive your poll card.

Postal votes

If you wish to apply for a postal vote, you must be registered to vote and then apply for a postal vote by 5pm 23 May.

When will I receive my postal vote?

  • if we received your application by 1 April, we'll send out your postal vote by 19 May
  • if we received your application by 10 May, we'll send out your postal vote by 25 May
  • if you apply between 11 May and 23 May, we'll send out your postal vote by 30 May

Proxy votes

The deadline for proxy votes - to enable someone else to vote on your behalf - is 5pm 31 May.

More information

Find out more about voting and registering to vote.

Page updated: 26/05/2017 18:01:30