A Parliamentary (General) Election to elect the UK Member of Parliament for the Clacton Constituency was held on Thursday 8 June 2017.
The Acting Returning Officer for the Harwich and North Essex Parliamentary Constituency is Adrian Pritchard, Colchester Borough Council and is responsible for the election of a UK Member of Parliament for that electoral area, which includes a number of polling districts within Tendring.
Who is eligible to vote in this election?
You can vote in the General Election if you are registered to vote in the UK, are 18 or over on 8 June 2017 and are:
- A British citizen living in the UK
- A British citizen living overseas
- A Commonwealth citizen living in the UK who has leave to remain
If you are already registered to vote or applied to register to vote for the County election on 4 May 2017, you do not need to re-register.
If you are not registered to vote, you will need to register by Monday 22 May to vote at the UK general election. You can apply to register to vote at gov.uk/register-to-vote.
The key dates for the general election are:
Deadline to apply to register to vote
Monday 22 May 2017
Deadline to apply for a postal vote
5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017
Deadline to apply for a proxy vote
5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017
How do I vote?
If you are a registered elector and eligible to vote, there are three ways you can vote in this election.
1. In person at your polling station
You will receive a poll card in May telling you where your polling station is. You can check your polling station location on our where to vote page.
Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 8 June 2017.
2. By post
To apply to vote by post, you will need to complete a postal vote application form.
Once you have completed and signed your application form, return it to Electoral Services, Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE by 5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017.
You will receive your ballot paper by post. A ballot paper can be sent overseas, but you need to think about whether you will have time to receive and return it so it arrives back by 10pm on Thursday 8 June 2017.
3. By proxy
Voting by proxy means appointing somebody you trust to vote on your behalf. To apply to vote by proxy, you will need to complete a proxy vote application form.
Once you have completed and signed your application form, return it to Electoral Services, Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE by 5pm on Wednesday 31 May.
When you apply for a proxy vote you will need to state why you cannot vote in person. Your proxy must be registered to vote and eligible to vote in the general election. Your proxy will vote on your behalf so you will need to tell them how you want to vote.