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When is the polling day for the next general election?

Polling day for the next parliamentary general election will be Thursday, 12 December 2019, between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm.

How can I cast my vote?

Firstly, you will need to register to vote. You'll need your National Insurance number and date of birth in order to register.

You'll need to register by Tuesday, 26 November to vote in the general election.

Please don't register online if you're already registered at your current address. Any new registration may cancel out an existing postal or proxy voting arrangement you have setup.

There are different ways to vote:

  • in person at your local polling station
  • by post
  • by proxy
  • by postal proxy

When can I expect to receive my poll card?

Poll cards will be sent around 11 November 2019. If you don't receive a poll card, you may not be on the electoral register. Please contact us to check.

Can I apply for a postal or proxy vote if I am away on polling day?

To apply to vote by post or proxy, please contact Electoral Services on 01395 517402.

Postal votes will be sent out first class on approximately between 25 and 28 November. Overseas postal votes will be sent around 20 November. Postal votes will be opened at our main office from 5 December.

The last day to apply for a postal vote is 5pm, Tuesday, 26 November.

The last day to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm, Wednesday, 4 December.

What is the 2019 election timetable?

Both the Proclamation of Summonsing new Parliament and the Dissolution of Parliament will be deserved on Wednesday 6 November. The full timetable will run from that date through to Sunday 26 January where the Inspection of expenses will take place.

How can I stand in the election?

Advice to election candidates and their agents can be found on the Electoral Commission website.

Further information will be available on our website from November 7