As you probably know, a General Election is to be held on Thursday 8th June 2017. Here are a few pieces of essential information to get you ready to cast your vote:
HOW TO VOTE
There are three ways you can vote in an election:
- in person at a Polling station;
- by post;
- by Proxy (someone else can vote on your behalf).
In person at a polling station
Further information on voting can be found at The Electoral Commission website, visit: About my vote .
Do you require assistance?
Wheelchair users – Some polling stations do not have easy access for electors with disabilities. For these, a note to that effect will be included on the elector’s poll card. Other voting arrangements can be made for electors who are unable to access polling stations. Electors may apply for a postal or proxy vote.
Blind / partially sighted voters – Tactile voting templates and large print ballot papers are available at all polling stations. You can take a companion with you to assist you or ask the Presiding Officer at the polling station for help. You can also apply for postal or proxy voting.Live chat: Advisers are available to help – Chat now
The Polls will open at 7am and close at 10pm on Thursday 8th June 2017 (the vote counting will immediately follow this).
The election results will be published following the conclusion of the count.
Alisdair Calder McGregor, Liberal Democrats
Josh Fenton-Glynn, Labour Party
Paul Rogan, UK Independence Party
Jenny Shepherd, Green Party
Joe Stead, World Peace Through Song
Rod Sutcliffe, A Voice for the Region
Craig Whittaker, Conservative Party
Philip Allott, Conservative Party
Trevor Bendrien, Christian Party Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship
Mohammad Ilyas, Liberal Democrats
Asama Javed, Respect
Holly Lynch, Labour Party
Liz Phillips, UK Independence Party
Gary Scott, Green PartyFor more information on candidates, contact their Political Party, or the nominated candidate directly. If you want to know more about becoming a candidate, visit the Electoral Commission website.