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Parliamentary Election - Thursday 8 June 2017

If you are already registered to vote or applied to register to vote before the deadline for the 4 May local elections, you do not need to re-register to vote.

If you are not registered to vote, you will need to register to vote by Monday 22 May to vote at the Parliamentary Election.

You can register to vote on www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Register to Vote

This page sets out how you go about applying to be on Mendip's Electoral Register.

You can now apply online please use this link to register your application to register your application.  Please note that you will be asked for your date of birth and national insurance number so please have this to hand.

To learn more about the register and the difference between the open (edited) and electoral (full) registers please view this document pdf icon Information on the Electoral Register [7kb]

The following people are eligible to vote:

  • All British, Commonwealth, Irish and other European Union citizens.
  • Members of HM Forces and their spouses
  • Crown Servants employed outside the United Kingdom
  • European Citizens (but only in European and Local Elections).
  • Overseas Electors (but only in Parliamentary and European Elections).

For further information on the different types of electors, elections and who can vote in what in what election, please view this document pdf icon Information on registering to vote [63kb]

Postal Voting

If you are unable to attend a polling station during election time or would rather vote by post, you are able to be added to the Absent Voters list.  To request a postal application form please download a form for a postal vote application form.  

Closing dates for postal vote applications
ElectionClosing date for applications
Parliamentary Election, 8th June 2017 election23rd May 2017 at 5pm

Any person who is included in the Register of Electors can apply for a postal vote. A postal voter is an elector to whom the Returning Officer sends a ballot paper through the normal post, together with necessary return envelopes and other documents a few days before polling day. Having received their postal ballot paper(s) they need to be completed, along with any accompanying paperwork in the privacy of their own home and then returns the papers through the normal post to the Returning Officer at Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet by the close of poll on the day of the election. Postal voters CANNOT vote at the polling station however their completed postal packs can be handed in at a polling station. If a person loses or spoils their postal ballot papers after receiving them, the Electoral Services Team at the District Council need to contacted immediately.

Voting by Proxy

If you are unable to attend a polling station during election time or would rather vote by proxy, you are able to be added to the Absent Voters list.  To request a proxy application form please download a form for a  proxy vote application.  

Closing dates for proxy vote applications
ElectionClosing date for applications
Parliamentary Election, 8th June 2017 election31st May 2017 at 5pm

Any person who is included in the Register of Electors can appoint another person on the register to vote on their behalf; this person is than non a as a proxy voter. The number of people that a proxy can vote on behalf of is restricted if the proxy is not related to the applicant. However if the proxy is directly related i.e. mother, father, brother or sister the proxy is able to vote on behalf of them all. All proxy vote application must be received by 5pm, 6 working days before polling day. However proxy applications on medical grounds can be applied for up to 5pm on polling day.