Information for voters
UK Parliamentary General Election - Thursday 12 December
Update as at Friday 15 November:
Polling cards are now being sent out. We expect postal votes to start leaving the printers in London around 28 November, they will be sent first class post.
If you are not yet registered to vote, or you have recently moved or are due to move, you have until midnight on Tuesday 26 November to register to be able to vote in this election.
If you are already registered, but will be away on polling day, you can apply for a postal vote. Completed applications must be received by us no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday 26 November. If you are going to be abroad at the time of the election, do please consider the length of time it will take for the postal vote to reach you, and for it to return to the UK to be counted. Completed postal vote packs, which must include the statement and ballot paper, must be received by 10:00pm on polling day to count. It is not possible for any part of the postal vote pack to be returned via email.
If you already have a postal vote, but will be away when they are sent out, you can change the address your vote is sent to, or you can cancel it altogether. To change or cancel your postal vote you must let us know in writing (letter or email is fine) by 5:00pm on 26 November; each person who wants to cancel a postal vote must contact us individually.
If you are going to be away on polling day and don't want a postal vote, you can appoint a proxy (someone who votes on your behalf) to vote in your usual polling station. Completed proxy applications must be received by us no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday 4 December.
After this deadline we will write to your proxy to confirm they have been appointed.
We are happy to receive completed application forms: