Voters reminded of deadlines in run up to June elections

Residents / 15 May 2017

The Parliamentary Election 2017 is fast approaching with the deadline to register to vote just one week away.

Last Thursday the council published the formal notice of poll confirming the candidates who will stand for election on 8 June for the two parliamentary seats of Peterborough and North West Cambridgeshire.

A notice of poll has also been published for the by-election to fill the vacant seat in East ward. The by-election will be held alongside the general election on Thursday 8 June with the same timetable applying.

Residents getting ready to vote are reminded of the important dates and information in the run up to 8 June:

The deadline to register to vote is Monday 22 May. For anyone not yet registered it's quick and easy to do online on the government website. Alternatively call the council's electoral services team on 01733 452249.*

The deadline to apply for a postal vote, or to amend an existing one, is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May. To apply for a postal vote, you must first be registered to vote. Applications should be made to the council’s electoral services team.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May. This is where a voter nominates a trusted person to cast a vote on their behalf. Again you must first be registered to vote.

On polling day, Thursday 8 June, polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. Polling stations are included on polling cards and also available from the council’s website.

The parliamentary election results will be declared in the early hours of the following day. The by-election results are expected before these.

Full information is available on the council’s elections section on the website, including new videos showing people how to vote and what to do if they suspect voter fraud, application forms for postal and proxy votes and polling station venues.

If you can't find what you're looking for on the council's website, you can also call the elections helpline on 01733 452249 or email electoral.services@peterborough.gov.uk.

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*Anyone who was registered to vote at the EU Referendum and has not moved home, or who was registered to vote at the mayoral elections in May, does not need to re-register in order to take part in the 2017 General Election.