Elections will be taking place on Thursday, 4 May 2023 to:
- Elect councillors to Surrey Heath Borough Council
- Elect councillors to Bisley, Chobham, West End, and Windlesham Parish Councils.
Voting at Polling Stations is changing - from May 2023 you will need to present photo ID at your polling station. See here for further information.
Details on the candidates standing for election will be published on this page by 4pm on 5 April 2023.
Notice of Elections
Notice of Election – Surrey Heath Borough Council
Notice of Election – Bisley Parish Council
Notice of Election – Chobham Parish Council
Notice of Election – West End Parish Council
Notice of Election – Windlesham Parish Council
Key Dates and Deadlines
Key dates for this election are all follows:
|Publication of Notice of Election (nominations open the next day)||Wednesday, 22 March 2023|
|Deadline for nominations||4pm - Tuesday, 4 April 2023|
|Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated||By 4pm - Wednesday, 5 April 2023|
|Registering to Vote||Midnight - Monday, 17 April 2023|
|Applying for a Postal Vote||5pm - Tuesday, 18 April 2023|
|Cancelling or changing Postal or Proxy Votes||5pm - Tuesday, 18 April 2023|
|Applying for a Proxy Vote||5pm - Tuesday, 25 April 2023|
|First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes||Thursday, 27 April 2023|
|Polling Day||7am to 10pm - Thursday, 4 May 2023|
|Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes||5pm - Thursday, 4 May 2023|
|Deadline for emergency proxy applications||5pm - Thursday, 4 May 2023|
You 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 Monday, 17 April 2023. You can register to vote on the gov.uk website.
How you can vote
You can vote in 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 May 2023. Details of your polling station can be found on your poll card. Please check where your polling station is located as this may have changed since you last voted.
Poll Cards for electors voting at their polling station will be sent letters sent in an A5 envelope.
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 will need to bring an accepted form of photo identification in order to receive your ballot paper. See here for further information.
You are also welcome to take your own pen or pencil to use in the Polling Station.
You can apply for a postal vote at any time until 5pm on Tuesday, 18 April 2023. You can download applications to vote by post from the gov.uk website. We must receive your application by this deadline.
The deadline for making changes to or cancelling existing postal votes is also 5pm on Tuesday, 18 April 2023.
Postal Votes are sent out in batches, with cut off dates for each batch so the earlier we receive your application form the sooner we can send you your ballot papers.
Completed postal votes need to be returned to the Returning Officer by 10pm on 4 May 2023. You can hand your completed postal vote into the Council Offices or at any polling station in your division.
You can apply for a proxy vote, where someone votes on your behalf at your polling station until 5pm Tuesday 25 April 2023. Your proxy needs to be registered to vote and eligible to vote at the elections on 4 May 2023. You can download applications to vote by proxy from the gov.uk website.
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 Tuesday 25 April 2023 you find that you are unable to attend your polling station due to work or medical reasons, or there is an issue with the Voter ID you had planned to use, you may be able to apply to vote by emergency proxy. Please contact the Elections team on 01276 707165 or by emailing email@example.com for more information.