Put an ‘X’ in a box! Make sure you know how to have your say on 12 December

Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the General Election on Thursday 12 December.

Across the East Surrey Constituency there are currently 83,148 eligible voters, 41 polling stations will be open, 153 polling station staff will be on duty, including many of the Council’s officers.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 12 December. You don’t need to take your poll card with you, but it will give details of the polling station you need to go to. You’ll need to give the polling station staff your name and address and they will check whether you’re on the electoral register. You will be handed a ballot paper listing the candidates you can vote for.

Voters who have opted to vote by post need to make sure their postal ballot pack is returned by 10pm on Thursday 12 December.  Voters can hand it in at their polling station if they’ve not had to time to post it before 12 December.

If you’ve already appointed a proxy, they need to make sure they can vote at the correct polling station on your behalf.

If you suddenly are unable to vote in person, because you have a medical emergency which prevents you from attending on polling day, or your occupation, service or employment means you cannot vote in person, you may be entitled to appoint an emergency proxy if you apply before 5pm on Thursday 12 December.

Elaine Jackson, Acting Chief Executive and Acting Returning Officer, said: “I would like to encourage all our eligible voters to cast their vote on Thursday 12 December. This election is your opportunity to have your say on who’ll represent you at a national level. Your poll card will tell you the location of your polling station or, if you’ve requested to vote by post please return your postal ballot pack by 10pm on Thursday 12 December.” 

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