Each individual in a household must register to vote individually. This is different to the past when it was the responsibility of one person to register all voters at a property.
Voting is your chance to elect those you believe will best represent your interests, in local, national and European 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 www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You will need your National Insurance number (if you have one). You will also need to give your 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 Your Vote Matters.
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 Your Vote Matters 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 due to a course education
- 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 Your Vote Matters 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 6 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.