Register to vote

Voting is your chance to elect those you believe will best represent your interests, in local and national matters. Find what you can vote for at different elections in the UK.

You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums. You can register to vote online at You will need to provide your:

  • National Insurance number (if you have one).
  • Name, address and previous address.
  • Nationality and date of birth.

If this information cannot be verified during the checking process our Electoral Registration Officer will contact you for more information before you can be registered to vote.


To check if you are eligible to register to vote and for more information on the different ways of casting your vote visit the Electoral Commission's website.

Apply for a postal vote

If you appear on the electoral register, you can apply to vote by post at any time, for a specific election or all elections. Complete our postal vote application form.

Visit the Electoral Commission's website for more on voting by post. You must return your postal vote application form to us by 5pm, 11 working days before an election or referendum.

Apply for a proxy vote

If you appear on the electoral register, but are physically unable to vote in person, you can appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf. You can have a proxy vote for a particular election. Complete the vote by proxy at a particular election form and return this to us.
If you want to apply for a proxy vote indefinitely, you must have the following reason(s):

  • You have a physical disability.
  • You are away from home on an education course.
  • You are away for work.
  • You are registered as an overseas elector.
  • You are working away as a crown servant.
  • You are serving in the Armed Forces.

Visit the Electoral Commission's website to download the relevant form.

You will need to download the appropriate form, complete it and return it to Tandridge District Council, 8 Station Road East, Oxted RH8 0BT by 5pm at least six days before the poll.

Apply for a postal proxy vote

If you have appointed a proxy who wishes to vote by post please download, complete and return the Postal proxy appointment form to Tandridge District Council, 8 Station Road East, Oxted, RH8 0BT by 5pm at least 11 days before the poll.