General Election 2019
On Thursday 12 December 2019 you can vote to elect an MP to represent your local area in parliament.
MPs act on behalf of their constituents to help make decisions on important national issues such as health, education, crime and transport.
Register to vote
To vote on 12 December you need to be registered by 26 November. If you are not already registered at your current address do so now at gov.uk/register-to-vote.
If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote you can check by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address or by calling 01235 422528.
Who can vote in this election
There are different rules on who can and can’t vote in a UK general election.
To vote in this you must:
- be registered to vote
- 18 years of age or over on polling day
- be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
- be resident at an address in the UK (or a UK citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)
- not be legally excluded from voting
The following cannot vote in a UK Parliament election:
- members of the House of Lords
- EU citizens (other than UK, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta) resident in the UK
- anyone other than British, Irish and qualifying Commonwealth citizens
- convicted persons detained in pursuance of their sentences, excluding contempt of court (though remand prisoners, unconvicted prisoners and civil prisoners can vote if they are on the electoral register)
- anyone found guilty within the previous five years of corrupt or illegal practices in connection with an election
Who you can vote for
We will publish the details here by 5pm on Thursday 14 November, as soon as the nominations period has closed.
When and where you can vote in this election
You will be able to cast your ballot between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 12 December.
There are several ways in which you can cast your ballot, click on the following links to find out more:
- Vote at the polling station on election day
- Vote by post – apply by 5pm on 26 November
- Vote by proxy – apply by 5pm on 4 December
If you registered by 4 November, and are eligible to vote is this election, you should receive your poll card by 18 November. If you haven’t received it by then, please call 01235 422528 to check you are still registered.
If you are registered after 4 November, you should receive your poll card by 6 December.
Key dates for this election
- 14 November (5pm) – details of who you can vote for will be published
- 26 November – deadline to register to vote in this election
- 26 November (5pm) – deadline for applications to vote by post
- 4 December (5pm) – deadline for applications to vote by proxy
- 12 December (7am to 10pm) – polling day
- 13 December (from 4am) – election results.
Last reviewed: 11 - 11 - 2019