Borough Council of Wellingborough

UK Parliamentary General Election 2019

A parliamentary election was called to be held on Thursday 12 December 2019. All notices and relevant information will be displayed here when it is published.

Candidates

The candidates for the United Kingdom Parliamentary General Election on Thursday 12 December 2019 in the Wellingborough constituency are as follows:

Candidate                                         Description (if any)
AUSTIN, Suzanna Marie                  Liberal Democrats – To stop Brexit
BONE, Peter William                        The Conservative Party Candidate
TURNER-HAWES, Marion Eileen    Green Party
WATTS, Andrea Jayne                     Labour Party

Notice of Election

The Notice of Election was published on 8 November 2019. You can view it by clicking here.

Statement of Persons Nominated, Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations

The Statement of Persons Nominated, Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations was published at 5pm on 14 November 2019. You can view it by clicking here.

Notice of Election Agents

The Notice of Election Agents was published at 5pm on 14 November 2019. You can view it by clicking here.

Registering to vote

Registering to vote only takes five minutes and is easiest to do online. You can register by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and completing your application there. You will need to provide your date of birth and National Insurance number in order to complete your registration online. If you have any questions about the application process, or have received a follow up letter asking for more information, then please contact the office on elections@wellingborough.gov.uk

Applications to register in time for this election must be submitted by no later than 11:59pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

Voting in person

Polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm on polling day. Poll cards will be dispatched from our printers on or around 11 November 2019, which will tell you where you can vote. Please ensure that you check your poll card carefully, as due to the limited timeframe for this election there may be some differences from where you normally vote. 

Voting by post

If you have not already applied for a postal vote, then you can do so by completing a postal vote application form and submitting it to the elections team. You can send it by email, hand it in person to the council offices, or send it by post to The Electoral Registration Officer, Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1BP.

Postal vote applications must reach us by no later than 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019. If you wish to make any changes to your existing postal vote then we must receive written confirmation of this by no later than 5pm on Tuesday 26 November. 

Postal votes will be sent out in two stages. The first issue of postal votes will be dispatched from our printers on or around 22 November 2019 by first class post. All electors who have successfully registered for a postal vote before Wednesday 6 November will have their postal vote dispatched on this date. Any postal vote applications received after this date will be dispatched from our printers on the second issue, which will take place on or around 3 December 2019.  

If you have not received your postal vote, or if you have lost or spoilt it, then we can issue you with a replacement. We are not able to issue replacements until Friday 6 December as this date is defined in law. We are also only able to issue replacements until 5pm on polling day.  

Postal votes must be returned to us by 10pm on polling day. If you have a postal vote then you cannot vote at a polling station, but you can hand in your completed postal vote pack at any polling station within the constituency.

Voting by post from overseas

If you are registered as an overseas elector and you wish to vote by post, you can apply for a postal vote in the same way as above. However, due to the timeframes involved with dispatching postal votes, if you have not applied for a postal vote by 10am on Wednesday 6 November then it is very unlikely that we will be able to issue your postal vote and send it to you in time for you to receive it and return it by the deadline. 

If you are registered as an overseas elector and have not registered for a postal vote by Wednesday 6 November, or have not registered as an overseas elector before this date, then we would urge you to arrange a proxy vote instead of a postal vote. Details on proxy voting can be found below.

Voting by proxy

Voting by proxy is where you appoint somebody else to vote on your behalf at a polling station. Your appointed proxy will need to visit the polling station specified to you. The deadline for appointing a proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019. 
You can apply for a proxy vote by completing an application form and submitting it to the elections team. You can send it by email, hand it in at the council offices, or send it by post to The Electoral Registration Officer, Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1BP.

Your appointed proxy does not need to sign the application form and they do not need to be registered in the same area. If they are unable to get to the polling station then they can apply to register to vote as your proxy by post, but this application must be with us by the postal vote deadline - 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.

Emergency Proxies

If after 5pm on Wednesday 4 December you are unable to get to the polling station because you are called away by work or suffer from a medical emergency then you may still be able to appoint a proxy. If this happens to you then please contact the elections team either by email or by calling 01933 231513.