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UK Parliamentary Election

An Election for Members of Parliament in three constituencies that fall within the Basildon Borough area will take place on Thursday, 8 June 2017.

Polling day for the UK Parliamentary election is Thursday 8 June 2017, between the hours of 7.00 am and 10.00 pm. Elections for Members of Parliament will take place in three constituencies across the borough;

  • Basildon and Billericay
  • South Basildon and East Thurrock
  • Rayleigh and Wickford

The (Acting) Returning Officer at Basildon Borough Council is responsible for the conduct of elections in the Basildon and Billericay and South Basildon and East Thurrock Constituencies. The (Acting) Returning Officer at Rochford Council is responsible for the conduct of elections in the Rayleigh and Wickford Constituency.

To find out what constituency you are in, you can use the councils Where I live... facility.

The deadline for registering to vote in this election was Monday 22 May 2017.  The deadline has now passed and if you have not yet registered you will be unable to vote in the Parliamentary Election on Thursday, 8 June. See Individual Electoral Registration for details of how to register to vote at future elections.

The deadline for new applications to vote by post, new applications for a proxy postal vote and also any amendments to existing postal votes and proxy votes was 5pm on Tuesday, 23 May 2017. This deadline has now passed and if you are unable to attend your polling station on the day of the election you will need to apply for a proxy vote.

The deadline for applications to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday, 31 May 2017. Emergency proxy vote applications (in cases of medical condition, illness or disability arising after 5pm on 31 May 2017 or if you cannot go to the polling station due to work reasons arising after this date) can be made up until 5pm on polling day (Thursday,8 June 2017) subject to the appropriate attestation being provided.

For further information about postal and proxy voting applications see Elections - Postal Votes and Proxy Votes

NOTICES

Formal Statutory Notices relating to the election will be published here when available.

Basildon & Billericay Constituency

South Basildon & East Thurrock Constituency

Rayleigh & Wickford Constituency


Frequently Asked Questions

Detailed below are some frequently asked questions in connection with the election. For any further information please call the council offices on 01268 533333 or email elections@basildon.gov.uk

When will the election take place?

The election will take place on Thursday, 8 June 2017, between the hours of 7.00 am and 10.00 pm.

Will I receive a poll card?

Yes - If you are registered to vote you should receive your poll card by Friday, 12 May 2017. However, if you have not yet registered to vote but intend to do so before 22 May 2017, you will receive a poll card after that date. Each member of the household who is eligible to vote should receive a poll card providing further information on how they can vote.

You do not need to take your poll card with you to vote but it is very helpful to do so. If you haven't received a poll card and want to check if you are registered please call electoral services on (01268) 533333

How do I find out where my polling station is?

Your poll card will detail your polling station. However, you can also find your polling station using the councils Where I live... facility.

When is the last date that I can register to vote at the election?

The deadline to register to vote for the UK Parliamentary election is was Monday, 22 May 2017. Further information can be found at Individual Electoral Registration

When is the last date that I can request a new postal vote?

The deadline for new applications to vote by post at this election was 5pm on Tuesday, 23 May 2017, and the deadline for applications to vote by proxy (except for medical emergency) is 5pm on Wednesday, 31 May 2017.  After 5pm on 31 May if you are unable to vote in person because of a medical condition, illness, disability or due to work reasons you could apply for an emergency proxy up until 5pm on polling day (Thursday, 8 June 2017) subject to the appropriate attestation being provided. Further information and application forms for proxy and postal votes can be found at Elections - Postal Votes and Proxy Votes

If I have asked for a postal vote, when will I receive it?

The majority of postal votes will be posted on Tuesday, 23 May. The remaining postal votes will be posted on Friday, 26 May 2017. If you have not received your postal vote by Friday, 2 June you should contact us using the details below.

The postal votes need to be returned to us by 10.00pm on Thursday, 8 June 2017.

How can I find out about the candidates?

A full list of the candidates will be published on our website when available. It is the candidates individual responsibility to circulate their campaign material.

How can I find out about the result of the election?

The result of the election will be published on our results page once it has been declared.

How can I contact the electoral services?

You can contact the electoral services for further information regarding the above and other matters, see contact details below.

 

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