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What you need to know to vote in the General Election

Published Wednesday, 06 November 2019

The General Election is scheduled to take place on Thursday 12 December. We have compiled a list of everything you need to know in order to have your say.

Registering to vote:
The deadline for registering to vote in time for the General Election is midnight on Tuesday 26 November. If you would like to register to vote via postal vote, you will need to let us know by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.

If you are unable to visit a polling station on 12 December, you can nominate someone to vote on your behalf via a proxy vote. All applications for proxy voting must be submitted 5pm on Wednesday 4 December. In the event of an emergency, you can apply for an emergency proxy vote which enable someone to vote on your behalf.

The deadline for registering for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November. In order to ensure that our postal votes are sent in good time, anybody who has applied for a postal vote by Wednesday 5 November will have their ballot papers dispatched from our printers by 22 November. Any applications received after Wednesday 5 November will be dispatched from our printers by 3 December.

You can register to vote for the first time online at

Where to vote?

The Situation of Polling Stations notice will be published on 14November at 5pm. You can view the list of polling stations in Wellingborough here:

Who is standing?

The Statement of Persons Nominated, which is the list of candidates and their affiliated political party standing in the General Election will be published on 14 November at 5pm. It can be found at:

To register for a proxy or postal vote, or if you’ve recently moved house or if you’re not sure if you’re registered, please contact the elections team on 01933 231513 or email: