Forthcoming elections

Information about forthcoming elections.

General Election

Elections will be taking place on Thursday, 4 July 2024 to elect the Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath Constituency.

You need to present photo ID at your polling station. Visit our how to vote webpage for more information.

Details on the candidates standing for election will be published on this page by 5pm on 7 June 2024.



Key dates and deadlines

Key dates for this election are as follows:

  • Publication of Notice of Election (nominations open the next day): Tuesday, 4 June 2024
  • Deadline for nominations: 4pm - Friday, 7 June 2024
  • Publication of Statement of Persons: nominated By 5pm - Friday, 7 June 2024
  • Registering to Vote: Midnight – Tuesday, 18 June 2024
  • Applying for a Postal Vote: 5pm - Wednesday, 19 June 2024
  • Cancelling or changing Postal or Proxy Votes: 5pm - Wednesday, 19 June 2024
  • Applying for a Proxy Vote: 5pm - Wednesday, 26 June 2024
  • Applying for a free Voter Authority Certificate: 5pm - Wednesday, 26 June 2024
  • First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes: Friday, 28 June 2024
  • Polling day: 7am to 10pm – Thursday, 4 July 2024
  • Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes: 5pm – Thursday, 4 July 2024
  • Deadline for emergency proxy applications: 5pm – Thursday, 4 July 2024


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 Tuesday, 18 June 2024. You can register to vote on the GOV.UK website (external link).

How you can vote

You can find out more information on how to vote in person at the polling station or by post or by proxy on the how to vote webpage.

The deadlines for applying for a postal or proxy vote are set out above.

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on Thursday, 4 July 2024. 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 are also welcome to take your own pen or pencil to use in the Polling Station.

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 Acting Returning Officer by 10pm on 4 July 2024. You can hand your completed postal vote into the Council Offices or at any polling station in your division but you must complete the from staff will provide otherwise it will be rejected. Please do not leave postal votes in the Council letter box or at the Council Offices or polling station as they will be rejected.

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 26 June 2024 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 (link sends email) for more information.

Contact the Elections team

Democratic Services
Surrey Heath Borough Council
Surrey Heath House
Knoll Road
GU15 3HD
United Kingdom