Don’t miss your right to vote

Published on 14th April 2015


- Closing date: Monday 20 April 2015

On Thursday 7 May 2015, the UK Parliamentary election will be held.

Cheltenham residents wishing to vote, who are not yet registered, need to register to vote online at Residents can check whether they’re registered to vote by calling 01242 264132.

You can’t vote, if you aren’t registered by 20 April. It’s easy to do and only takes a few minutes online (you will need your National Insurance number when registering).

Anyone wishing to have a postal vote for the elections on 7 May must return their application forms by 5pm on Tuesday 21 April.

New application forms for a proxy vote (except for emergencies) must be returned by 5pm on Tuesday 28 April. A proxy vote is having someone vote on your behalf. 

To change or cancel an existing postal, postal proxy or proxy vote appointment, written instruction must be received by 5pm on 21 April.

For more information, contact the elections office either by telephone: 01242 264132, fax: 01242 264120 or email:  


For press enquiries, contact:  Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email