02 May 2017

Lambeth urges residents to register to vote for 8 June election

Lambeth council has published the deadlines for residents to register to vote for the general election on the 8 June and the council's leader has urged all local people to take the opportunity to shape the country's next government.

To be able to vote, every elector will need to be registered  - the last possible date to ensure a chance to vote in the election will be on Monday, 22 May. The council has also outlined the dates for postal and proxy vote applications.

Lambeth's council leader Lib Peck said:

Lambeth is nothing if not a borough of strong opinions, fierce loyalties and great passion. People are active, engaged and committed and while that doesn’t always make my job easy, it is constantly stimulating, challenging and never dull. The turnout in Lambeth for the EU Referendum last year was 67% and in the 2015 General Election 63% which is around the national average and means that a third of people eligible to vote didn’t.

Whatever your politics, make sure you’re registered to vote, or apply for a postal vote and use your voice on 8 June.

The full schedule for applications to vote is below - with more information here. You can read Cllr Peck's article about the election here.

Event

Date
Deadline for voter registration applications Monday 22 May
Deadline for new and changes to existing postal vote and postal proxy applications 5pm on Tuesday 23 May
Deadline for new proxy voting applications (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) 5pm on Wednesday 31 May
First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes Friday 2 June
Polling Day 7am to 10pm on Thursday 8 June
Last time for re-issue of spoilt or lost postal votes 5pm on Thursday 8 June
Deadline for emergency proxy applications 5pm on Thursday 8 June