Deadline To Register To Vote Approaches

The next election to be held in Amber Valley is the Parliamentary Election (General Election) which will take place on Thursday 8th June 2017.

Time is running out to register if you want to be able to vote.

Those who already registered to vote or applied to register to vote before the deadline for the 4 May local elections, you do not need to re-register to vote.

If you are not registered to vote, you will need to register to vote by 5pm on Monday 22 May to vote at the UK general election.

You can register to vote at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

New postal applications must reach us before 5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017.

New proxy applications must reach us before 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Who can vote?

  • To vote at the UK general election you must be registered to vote and:
  • 18 years of age or over on polling day
  • a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland
  • not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote

The following cannot vote in a UK Parliament election:

  • members of the House of Lords
  • EU citizens (other than UK, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta) resident in the UK
  • anyone other than British, Irish and qualifying Commonwealth citizens
  • convicted persons detained in pursuance of their sentences, excluding contempt of court (though remand prisoners, unconvicted prisoners and civil prisoners can vote if they are on the electoral register)
  • anyone found guilty within the previous five years of corrupt or illegal practices in connection with an election

How do I vote?

The UK general election uses the First Past The Post system.

You will receive one ballot paper.

You should mark an X against the one candidate you want to elect to represent your constituency.

When votes are counted, the candidate who receives the most votes is elected as MP for your constituency.

Meet The Candidates

There will be an Election Forum on 22 May in Duffield at which all the Mid Derbyshire parliamentary candidates will be present to answer constituents’ questions.

Claire Meese

Webmaster

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