Information relating to the UK Parliamentary (General) Election 2017
A Parliamentary election to elect the MP for the Harborough Constituency will take place on Thursday 8 June 2017. Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.
The Harborough Constituency comprises the entire borough of Oadby and Wigston and the following wards from Harborough district -
Bosworth, Fleckney, Glen, Kibworth, Lubenham, Market Harborough-Great Bowden and Arden, Market Harborough-Little Bowden, Market Harborough-Logan, and Market Harborough-Welland.
You can only vote in this election if your name is included on the Register of Electors. The deadline to register for this election was Monday 22 May 2017.
If you are unable to cast your vote in person, you can appoint a proxy to cast your vote on your behalf. Please see our proxy voting page for further information. The deadline to apply to vote by post for this election was 5pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017.
Download the Electoral Commission timetable.
Counting of Votes
The counting of votes will take place at Parklands Leisure Centre, Wigston Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5QG immediately after the close of poll at 10pm on Thursday 8 June 2017.
For enquiries about registering to vote or postal/proxy voting, you will need to contact the relevant Electoral Registration Officer for your area:
Oadby & Wigston Borough Council:
Telephone - 0116 288 8961
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Harborough District Council:
Telephone - 01858 821366
Email - email@example.com
Web - www.harborough.gov.uk
Send the signature refresh notice back to us with a note explaining what you can tell us about that the person named on the notice. For example: the person named on this notice moved out of this address on (date) or I have just moved into this address and the person named on this notice no longer lives here.
If you wish to apply for an absent vote, please contact the electoral services office by email or by telephone. Our contact details are shown in the left-hand side of the page.
When you contact us, state what type of absent vote is required. i.e. Postal, Proxy, Postal Proxy. Provide the name or names and the full address of those who wish to apply for an absent vote. In most cases, we will post the form to you within two working days of receiving your enquiry.
Yes, we will send a signature refresh notice to you. If we receive a completed signature refresh notice from you and it is satisfactory, you will have confirmed to us that you still wish to vote by proxy. However, should you fail to provide a new signature within the timescales stated by the notice, we will write to the person who you have appointed as your proxy to inform them that their proxy appointment has been cancelled.
We will also write to the person you have appointed as your proxy and ask them to provide us with a fresh signature. If they do not provide a fresh signature that can be scanned into our system by the deadline, they will lose their entitlement to vote on your behalf by post. If this is the case, we will write to you as the elector to explain that while your proxy appointment remains in place, your proxy must now attend your polling station to cast your vote on your behalf.
It depends on what date you put on your absent voter application form when you signed it.
If you do not receive a signature refresh notice it is because our records show your signature is not yet 5 years old.
If you dated your form between 31 January 2008 and 30 January 2009, you will be asked to refresh your signature at the end of January 2013. If you wish to continue to be treated as an absent voter you need to provide a fresh specimen of your signature by mid March 2013 at the latest.
You are not legally required to provide your date of birth. However, it would, be helpful if you did. If you do wish to provide your date of birth again, it will confirm that we hold the correct date on our records. If you provide us with a different date of birth from the one we already hold on our system, we will amend the date you gave us previously.
Tick the signature refresh notice to say that you no longer require a postal vote, sign the notice and return it to us in the pre-paid envelope. At the next election you will be issued with a poll card and will be required to vote at your local polling station.
Last updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 8:21 pm