Published Monday, 15th May 2017

With only one week to go until the deadline to register to vote in the general election, the Council is urging any residents who are not already registered to make sure they do so in time. 

The 2017 General Election - Don't miss outOn Thursday 8 June voters in Reigate & Banstead will go to the polls to elect their Member of Parliament in the general election. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 22 May. 

Anyone not already registered to vote at their current address should register online at 

If you will be unable to cast your vote in person on 8 June, you can apply for a postal or proxy vote.

Postal and proxy vote deadlines

Voting by post is an easy and convenient alternative to voting in person. To get a postal vote for the general election your application must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 23 May.

Proxy voting allows you to nominate someone else to cast your vote for you. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May.

Ensure your voice is heard

John Jory, Electoral Registration Officer for Reigate & Banstead, said: “The general election registration deadline is just a week away. I urge everyone in Reigate & Banstead who is not already registered to vote at their current address to make sure they register by the 22 May deadline to ensure that their voice is heard on Thursday 8 June. This election is an opportunity to have your say on who will represent you at a national level. We don’t want anyone to miss out on this opportunity.”

It only take five minutes

Emma Hartley, Head of Campaigns at the Electoral Commission, said: “Our research indicates that recent home movers in particular are less likely to be registered to vote. Often people think that applying to pay council tax means you are added to the electoral register too, but that is not the case. If you’ve moved house in the past few months make sure you take five minutes and go online to register to vote now.”

Registering to vote also helps to keep your credit score up to date.