Who can vote and how?

Who can vote?

You can only vote at elections if you are on the Register of Electors.

Where to vote

When an election is held in the borough, each ward has a number of polling stations allocated to enable voters to cast their vote in person.

You will be sent a poll card that contains information about the election several weeks before polling day.  Your poll card will tell you the type of election being held, the date of the election, the hours of polling and the address of your polling station.

If you do not receive a poll card, or are not clear as to where your polling station is located, you can either contact us before close of poll on election day or you can look up the location of your polling station via the My Epsom & Ewell section of our website.

If you have registered to vote by post or proxy, you will also receive information before polling day confirming that you will be voting by post or proxy at that election.

Parliamentary Elections

The Epsom & Ewell parliamentary constituency has changed due to a recent parliamentary boundary review. The new constituency will consist of the whole of the borough of Epsom & Ewell plus the Ashtead and Leatherhead wards from Mole Valley District Council. The wards previously included from Reigate & Banstead Borough Council will no longer vote in the Epsom & Ewell parliamentary constituency.

If you are a resident of one of the Ashtead or Leatherhead wards and you have not received a poll card you must contact Mole Valley council directly to check if you are registered. Although the Returning Officer for the parliamentary constituency is located at Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, the registration of voters remains the responsibility of your local council.

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
Electoral Services
Telephone: 01372 732000
email: electoralservices@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Mole Valley District Council
Electoral Services
Telephone: 01306 879198
email: electoral.registration@molevalley.gov.uk

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
Electoral Services
Telephone: 01737 276794
email: elreg@reigate-banstead.gov.uk

When to vote

To find out when the elections are happening in Epsom and Ewell, please view our election timetable.

Postal and Proxy voting

If you are not able to get to your polling station on election day then you can either register to vote by post or you can appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf.

The way to apply for a postal vote or appoint a proxy has changed as of 31 October 2023 and now you need to supply your National Insurance Number as well as your date of birth and a signature in your application. The main way to apply is now on-line:

Postal Vote:  Apply for a postal vote 

Apply for a Proxy Vote at:  Apply for a Proxy Vote

If you do not have access to the internet you can still fill in a paper application form which you can get by contacting electoral services as below. 

If you have any queries about postal voting or how to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf at election time then email electoralservices@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Election time

The closing date for receipt of new applications and for changes to, or cancellation of, existing absent voters appointments (postal and proxy) is 5pm, 11 working days before polling day.

The closing date for receipt of new proxy vote applications is 5pm, 6 working days before polling day. The only exception to this rule is for voters who are unable to vote in person due to unforeseen illness, incapacity or because of their employment/occupation and who have missed the earlier deadline. They may apply for an emergency proxy up until 5pm on polling day. Emergency application forms which must be attested by a suitably qualified person and are available from the Electoral Registration Officer at the town hall as above.

Please note postal votes are due to be posted out 1st class post one or two days after the last date to register. If you are going away before or close to this date you need to decide if a postal vote is the best option. Otherwise you may prefer appointing a proxy to vote on your behalf. 

Returning Your Postal Vote Pack

Please note that there are new restrictions regarding the handing in of Postal Votes at both Council Offices and Polling Stations. You will need to complete a declaration form if you hand in postal vote(s) and you will be restricted on the number you can hand in to no more than 6 including your own. If you do not complete the required form then your postal vote will be rejected and your vote will not count. This will also apply to postal votes put into the post boxes situated at the Town Hall.

This will not apply if you return your postal vote via Royal Mail.

Need more help?

If you need more advice, please contact electoral services at the Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom Surrey, KT18 5BY Tel: 01372 732000 or email: electoralservices@epsom-ewell.gov.uk