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Surrey County Council elections 2017

County Council elections take place every four years. The next County Council elections are on 4 May 2017.

Register to vote

In order to vote in these elections, you need to be registered on the Register of Electors and you must be:

  • Resident in the Guildford Borough area on the date of the election;
  • A British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of a member state of the European Union;
  • 18 years old or over.

If you are an eligible elector and you are already on the Register of Electors for Guildford, you do not need to re-register for these elections.

Information on how to register can be found at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. The deadline for applying to register for voting in the election is Thursday 13 April 2017.

If you are unable to get to your polling station on 4 May, there are different options available to you in order for you to cast your vote at these elections:

  • By post - the deadline to apply to vote by post at these elections is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017. If you apply to vote by post your postal vote will be dispatched first class between 18 April and 26 April depending on when you submit your postal vote application form (please check if you are going away - call: 01483 444115).   icon A copy of the application to vote by post form can be downloaded [133.13Kb] . Please note that you will need to print this form and complete it as a signature is required in order to complete the form.    
     
  • By Proxy - the deadline to apply to vote by proxy at these elections is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017. icon A copy of the application to vote by proxy form can be downloaded [340.15Kb] . Please note that you will need to print this form and complete it as a signature is required in order to complete the form.

Completed forms can either be posted back to the address shown on the form, or can be scanned in and emailed to us at electoralservices@guildford.gov.uk

Further information about these elections will follow in due course.

To find your nearest polling station, please see map of polling places webpage.
 

Surrey County Council Elections 2017 - Timetable

County Council Elections - Thursday 4 May 2017

Activity

Date/Time

Last day to register a party with the Electoral Commission

Friday 10 February (2 days before deadline)

Publication of notice of election

Thursday 23 March

First despatch of poll cards

28 March

Delivery of nomination papers

Between Friday 24 March and Tuesday 4 April (4pm) by appointment

Deadline for delivery of nomination papers

Tuesday 4 April (4pm)

Deadline for withdrawals of nomination

Tuesday 4 April (4pm)

Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent

Tuesday 4 April (4pm)

Publication of first interim election notice of alteration

Tuesday 4 April

Publication of statement of persons nominated

Wednesday 5 April (4pm)

Publication of notice of situation of polling stations

Wednesday 5 April

Deadline for receiving applications for registration

Thursday 13 April

Second despatch of poll cards

Between Wednesday 19 April and Friday 21 April

First despatch of postal packs

Tuesday 18 April

Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes

Tuesday 18 April (5pm)

Publication of second interim election notice of alteration

Tuesday 18 April

Second despatch of postal packs

Friday 21 April

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)

Tuesday 25 April (5pm)

Publication of notice of poll

Tuesday 25 April

Publication of final election notice of alteration 

Wednesday 26 April 

Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents 

Wednesday 26 April 

First date that electors can apply for replacements for lost postal votes 

Thursday 27 April 

Polling day 

Thursday 4 May (7am to 10pm)

Last time applications for re-issue of spoilt or lost postal votes 

Thursday 4 May (5pm) 

Deadline for emergency proxy applications 

Thursday 4 May (5pm) 

Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal

Thursday 4 May (9pm) 

Verification and counting of votes (Invitation only event)

Friday 5 May 9:30am

Declaration of results

Friday 5 May

Last day for the delivery of candidates' return as to election expenses 

Friday 9 June 

Election business cannot be carried out on the following days:
Saturdays, Sundays, 14 April (Good Friday), 17 April (Easter Monday), 1 May (May Day)

Previous elections results

You can view our previous election results.

Find your County Councillor

To find out who your current County Councillor is please look at our electoral divisions map. You can also search with your postcode to find your division or your current councillor.

Become a County Councillor

If you would like to find out more about the role of a councillor and how to get involved, visit Surrey County Council's becoming a councillor webpage. The page includes information on who can stand for election, how to apply, training, expenses and the answers to other frequently asked questions.