Lewisham Council - Voting in the 2017 general election

Voting in the 2017 general election

Published on 19 April 2017

Please read some important information about registering to vote and voting in the general election on 8 June 2017.​


If you know you are not registered to vote please register to vote now. If you were registered to vote last year you do not need to register to vote again for these elections.

The deadline to register to vote is 22 May. If you're not sure if you're registered, please wait to see if you receive a poll card. If you need to register to vote, it usually takes about five minutes.

EU citizens cannot vote in this election

If you are an EU citizen living in the UK and have not yet gained UK citizenship then you cannot vote in general elections and therefore cannot vote in this one.  

Who can vote in the general election?

The following people are able to vote in general elections:

  • British citizens.
  • Commonwealth citizens legally resident in this country.
  • British citizens living abroad for no more than 15 years.

See a full list of people able to vote in general elections.

Timetable for voters

  • Poll cards will not go out until after 3 May, and will likely take up until 15 May for everyone to have their poll card.
  • Postal votes will not go out until around 15 May.
  • Deadline to register is 22 May.
  • Deadline to apply for a postal vote is 23 May.
  • Polling day is 8 June.

Find out about applying for postal or proxy votes


Electoral Services
London Borough Of Lewisham Laurence House
1 Catford Road
Se6 4ru
020 8314 6086



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