Parliamentary election 2017
The Parliamentary election will take place on Thursday 8 June 2017. Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.
You can only vote if your name is on the Register of Electors.
The Register of Electors
If you are not registered to vote, have moved address or changed your name, you can apply to register online. Your application must be received by Monday 22 May 2017 to register for this election. If you cannot register online, please contact us.
Postal and Proxy Voting
If you would like to vote by post, you will need to complete an application form. Your application must be received before 5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017 if it is to be effective for this election. If you are granted a postal vote, you will not be able to vote in person at this election. This form must not be completed with an electronic signature. The application form can be downloaded here: https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/ If you cannot print this form please contact us.
Postal ballot papers should be delivered by the following dates:
- Thursday 25 May 2017 if we receive the completed application by 2pm on Thursday 11 May 2017.
- Thursday 1 June if we receive the completed application after 2pm on Thursday 11 May 2017 and by 5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017.
If you are away around these dates, we may be able to send your postal vote to a different address. You should contact us to see if this is possible. Alternatively, you could appoint a proxy who could vote on your behalf at your allocated polling station. An application form to vote by proxy can be downloaded here: https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/ Your application to appoint a proxy must be received before 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017 if it is to be effective for this election. If you have appointed a proxy to vote in person for you, you can still vote yourself, but ONLY if your proxy has not already voted on your behalf. This form must not be completed with an electronic signature. If you cannot print this form please contact us.
If you are granted a postal vote and you would like assistance on how to complete your postal vote pack, this video may be helpful to you.
Notice of Election
The Notice of Election publicises the election and gives the date in which prospective candidates must submit a nomination paper and consent to nomination.
If you intend to stand as a candidate you must complete a nomination paper, consent to nomination and any other relevant forms contained in the Candidates Nomination Pack. These should be submitted by 4pm on Thursday 11 May 2017. You must ensure that you make an appointment to submit your nomination paper. To make an appointment, please call 0115 981 9911.
Statement of Persons Nominated, Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations
Notice of Election Agents
Counting of the votes
Firstly, the ballot boxes will be verified to ensure that the number of ballot papers in each box is the number that has been issued. Postal ballot papers that are to be included in the count will also be verified. Once all votes are verified, the ballot papers will be sorted and counted for each candidate.
The verification of the ballot boxes and counting of the votes for the Rushcliffe Constituency will take place at Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7YG following the close of poll on Thursday 8 June 2017.
The Declaration of Result of Poll will be published as soon as possible following the count.