Bisley Parish By-Election 2021

A by-election will be taking place on Thursday 4 November 2021 to elect two councillors for Bisley Parish Council.
 
Details on the candidates standing for election will be published on this page by 4pm on 11 October 2021.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Key dates for this election are as follows:
 
Last day for Publication of Notice of Election (nominations open) Thursday 30 September 2021
Deadline for nominations 4pm – Friday 8 October 2021
Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated By 4pm – Monday 11 October 2021
Registering to Vote Midnight – Tuesday 19 October 2021
Applying for a Postal Vote 5pm - Wednesday 20 October 2021
Cancelling or changing Postal or Proxy Votes 5pm - Wednesday 20 October 2021
Applying for a Proxy Vote 5pm - Wednesday 27 October 2021
First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes Friday 29 October 2021
Polling day 7am to 10pm – Thursday 4 November 2021
Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes 5pm – Thursday 4 November 2021
Deadline for emergency proxy applications 5pm – Thursday 4 November 2021

Registration

Electors in Bisley Parish need to be registered to vote in order to vote at this election. You are not automatically registered to vote because you pay Council Tax.
 
If you have not registered or have moved recently you will need to register prior to the election. The deadline to register is Tuesday 19 October 2021. You can register to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

How you can vote

You can vote person at the polling station, by post or by proxy.

Voting in person at a polling station

Polling stations will be open from 7am - 10pm on Thursday 4 November 2021. Details of your polling station can be found on your poll card.
 
You do not need your poll card to vote but it saves time at the polling station if you take with you to vote.
 
You are also welcome to take your own pen or pencil to use in the polling station.

Polling stations will be safe places to vote

Cleaning, personal protective equipment and social distancing measures will be in place on polling day to ensure that polling stations will be safe.
 
To keep yourself and others safe on polling day, please:
  • Wear a face covering inside the polling station.
  • Sanitise your hands using the hand sanitiser provided.
  • Maintain social distancing at all times.
  • Bring your own pen or pencil to mark your ballot paper, if possible.

Postal voting

You can apply for a postal vote at any time until 5pm on Wednesday 20 October 2021. You can download applications to vote by post from www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk. We must receive your application by this deadline.
 
The deadline for making changes to or cancelling existing postal votes is also 5pm on Wednesday 20 October 2021.
 
Completed postal votes need to be returned to the Returning Officer by 10pm on 4 November 2021. You can hand your completed postal vote into the Council Offices or at the polling station in the parish.

Proxy voting

You can apply for a proxy vote, where someone votes on your behalf at your polling station until 5pm Wednesday 27 October 2021. Your proxy needs to be registered to vote and eligible to vote at the elections on 4 November 2021. You can download applications to vote by proxy from www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk.
 
If you appoint a proxy, you are still entitled vote yourself at your polling station provided that your proxy has not already voted on your behalf or arranged a postal vote. Please note that your proxy will need to attend your allocated polling station to vote on your behalf.
 
If, after 5pm on Wednesday 27 October 2021 you find that you are unable to attend your polling station due to work or medical reasons, you may be able to apply to vote by emergency proxy. Please contact the Elections team on 01276 707165 or by emailing vote@surreyheath.gov.uk for more information.