2017 general election

A general election is set to take place on Thursday 8 June.

Poll cards, which tell you where to go to vote, were sent out to existing electors' home addresses around 10 May 2017. If you have only recently registered to vote, you may receive your poll card at a later date.

See below for key dates and information on postal votes, including deadlines.

Please note: We are fully staffed for polling day and count duties so are not looking for any further people to put themselves forward.

Accessible voting

If you have a disability, you may need extra help to register to vote and on polling day to place your vote. Find out the help that is available.

Register to vote - deadline Monday 22 May 2017

To register to vote, please visit gov.uk/registertovote or yourvotematters.co.uk  which also provides additional information relating to the parliamentary election. You will need your national insurance number to register.

If you know that you are already registered to vote (e.g. if you received a poll card for the elections that took place on 4 May), you do not need to register again for the UK general election.

Please note: The deadline has now passed to register to vote in the 2017 UK general election.

Apply to vote by post or proxy

If you will not be able to get to the polling station to vote, you can either apply for a postal vote, or you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf (this is called a proxy vote). The deadline to apply to vote by post in time for the 2017 general was 5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017.  

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote (in time for the 2017 general election) is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May, except for medical or employment emergencies, where the deadline is 5pm on Thursday 8 June.

If you have not received your postal vote packs by Friday 2 June please contact the elections office, 01543 308125.

If you plan to vote by post or proxy, please check the tables below to find out about key dates. If you will not be at home (e.g. you are going on holiday) and are not sure you will receive your postal vote, you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf by completing a proxy vote application form.

Depending on which parliamentary constituency* you live in, the following key dates apply.

Key dates for postal and proxy votes for the Lichfield Parliamentary Constituency

Application deadlines  Postal vote delivery dates

If you already have a postal vote or your postal vote application form is received by midday Thursday 11 May

Your postal vote will be mailed 1st class around Tuesday 23 May

If your postal vote application form is received after midday Thursday 11 May, but by 5pm Tuesday 23 May (application deadline)

Your postal vote will be mailed 1st class around Wednesday 31 May

If you choose to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf your application form must be received by 5pm Tuesday 23 May (except for medical or employment emergencies)

Your proxy confirmation  and poll cards will be sent as soon as possible, but you do not need these in order to vote

Last day for new applications to vote by proxy on the grounds of medical or employment emergency is 5pm Thursday 8 June 

 

Key dates for postal and proxy votes for the Tamworth Parliamentary Constituency

 Application deadlines Postal vote delivery dates

If you already have a postal vote or your postal vote application form is received by Tuesday 25 April

Your postal vote will be mailed 1st class around Wednesday 17 May

If your postal vote application form is received after Tuesday 25 April but by 5pm Tuesday 23 May (application deadline) 

Your postal vote will be hand delivered around Friday 26 May

If you choose to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf your application form must be received by 5pm Tuesday 23 May (except for medical or employment emergencies) 

Your proxy confirmation  and poll cards will be sent as soon as possible, but you do not need these in order to vote

Last day for new applications to vote by proxy on the grounds of medical or employment emergency is 5pm Thursday 8 June 

 

The Lichfield Parliamentary Constituency includes:
Alrewas, Fradley, Streethay, Armitage, Handsacre, Burntwood, Colton, Curborough, Elmhurst, Farewell, Chorley, Hammerwich, Hamstall Ridware, King’s Bromley, Lichfield, Longdon, Mavesyn Ridware, Whittington & Fisherwick.

The Tamworth Parliamentary Constituency includes: Clifton Campville, Thorpe Consantine, Drayton Bassett, Edingale, Elford, Fazeley, Harlaston, Hints, Canwell, Little Aston, Shenstone, Shenstone Wood End, Stonnall, Swinfen, Wall, Weeford, Hopwas & Wigginton.

*Tamworth Borough Council will run the parliamentary election for some Lichfield District Council wards that fall into the Tamworth Parliamentary Constituency. Because of this, the two constituencies have different deadlines for the first and second issue of postal votes.

Notices

Lichfield Parliamentary Constituency

Tamworth Parliamentary Constituency 

Prospective candidate documents


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