Parliamentary elections and Referendum

There are two types of parliamentary elections held in Epsom & Ewell - UK and European Parliamentary elections.

Parliamentary elections

There is now a fixed term for when UK Parliamentary elections are held which is every five years. However, a snap UK Parliamentary election has been announced and will be held on 8 June 2017. Further information regarding the Parliamentary Election on 8 June 2017, including how to vote can be found on our separate Parliamentary Election 8 June 2017 page.

The (Acting) Returning Officer for the Epsom & Ewell constituency is Kathryn Beldon.
She can be contacted at:
Town Hall
The Parade
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 5BY

Tel: 01372 732000

European Parliamentary elections

There are 12 regional constituencies in the UK, returning a total of 72 MEPs. Epsom & Ewell is in the south east region which has a total of 10 MEPs.

Elections to the European Parliament are held every five years and the next election is due to be held in 2019. 

More information on the European Parliament and a current list of the current MEPs can be found on the European Parliament website.

Previous European election results

Voting rights of European nationals at European Parliamentary elections

If you are registered to do so, you can vote at European Parliamentary elections in the UK.  European Parliamentary elections are held every five years and the last election was held on 22 May 2014 and the next election will be held in 2019. A list of European Union countries can be found here.

What about my voting rights at home

If you can vote in your home member state, you must choose between voting there or in the UK.  Applying to vote in your UK constituency means that you cannot vote in the same parliamentary election in your home member state.  The application form that you complete will ask you to declare that, if you vote, it will be in the UK only.  You will also be asked to give the name of any locality or constituency in your home member state in which you were registered to vote.  Details of your registration in the UK will be sent to your home member state, which may then take steps to prevent you voting there at the same election.

If you wish to vote in your home member state instead of in the UK, then of course you need do nothing beyond what your home member state requires.  To register to vote at European Parliamentary elections in the UK, you will need to complete an application form which you can obtain by emailing us at electoralservices@epsom-ewell.gov.uk.

To register to vote at local government elections, you should include your name on the ordinary registration form that will be delivered to your household during the annual canvass.  If you move in to the borough outside of canvass time you can either register on-line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact electoral services for a registration form.  

Referendums

Referendums are held to ask people to vote on proposals put forward by government. The Electoral Commission has a summary of information on referendums on their  website.
The European referendum - 23 June 2016

Results of the Alternative Vote referendum - 5 May 2011

Elected mayors

Petitions for elected mayoral referendums can be found here.

Need more help?

If you need more advice, please contact electoral services at the Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom Surrey, KT18 5BY Tel: 01372 732120 or 732152 or email: electoralservices@epsom-ewell.gov.uk