A Parliamentary General Election will take place in the UK on Thursday 12 December 2019.
To be eligible to vote in the election, you must:
• be registered to vote
• be 18 years or over on 12 December
• be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
• be resident at an address in the UK (or a British Citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)
• not be legally excluded from voting
Registering to vote for this election
Everyone who is currently registered to vote will be sent a poll card around Tuesday 14 November. If you are registered to vote, you do not need to register again to vote in this election.
If you are not registered, have recently moved address or recently changed your name, you will need to register to vote. The deadline for us to receive applications to register to vote in time for this election is to register to vote in time for this election is midnight on Tuesday 26 November.
If you will not be able to go to your polling station on 12 December, you can apply to vote by post or proxy
If you apply to vote by post, we will send you your ballot paper in the post, which you must complete and then return it to us so we receive it before 10pm on polling day.
The deadline for us to receive new postal vote or to amend or cancel an existing postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019.
If you are currently a postal voter, or we receive your application by Wednesday 6 November, we will dispatch your postal vote to you on Monday 25 November.
Overseas electors who have a postal vote, or whose applications to vote by post are received by Wednesday 6 November will have their postal vote dispatched on Tuesday 19 November
If we receive your application for a postal vote between Thursday 7 November and Monday 18 November, your postal vote will be dispatched on Tuesday 26 November.
If we received your application for a postal vote between Tuesday 19 November and the deadline for applications of 5pm on Tuesday 26 November, we will dispatch your postal vote to you around Monday 2 December.
If you are a British citizen living overseas and registered to vote, you will need to give consideration to the length of time it takes for post to go to and from the UK. If you think there may not be enough time to receive and return a postal vote to us before 10pm on polling day, a proxy vote may be more suitable.
Please note, if you are not already registered to vote, we must receive your application to register to vote before we can accept an application to vote by post. Therefore on Tuesday 26 November, if you wish to vote by post and are not registered to vote, we would need to receive your application to register to vote and your application to vote by post before 5pm.
Voting by proxy is when you nominate somebody you trust to go to your polling station to vote for you on your behalf. The person you nominate must be able to vote in a Parliamentary election.
When voting by proxy, you can still go to the polling station to vote, provided your proxy has not already voted for you.
If your proxy is not able to go to your polling station, they can choose to vote by post for your vote. The deadline for us to receive their application for a postal proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November. If they apply for a postal vote for your vote, you would not be able to go to the polling station to vote in person.
The deadline for us to receive applications to amend or cancel an existing proxy is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.
The deadline for us to receive new proxy applications is 5pm on Wednesday 4 December.
Candidates and Agents
Notices of Election