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.
Information for those voting by post
The deadline to sign up to vote by post in this election has now passed. You can also no longer cancel or alter an existing postal vote for this election.
If are yet to send your postal voting pack back to us, please do not put it in the post as it will not reach us in time for your vote to count. Instead – please arrange for your completed postal voting pack to be returned to our office at 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, OX14 4SB, or it can be handed in at any polling station within your constituency on polling day. To find your nearest polling station .
Please note, we can only count your vote if we receive it by 10pm on Thursday 12 December.
If you expected to receive a postal ballot pack, but it hasn’t arrived, please call 01235 422528to request a replacement. If you are set up to vote by post, you are unable to be issued a ballot paper at the polling station. Postal votes can only be re-issued up to 5pm on election day.
Information for those voting at a polling station on election day
You will be able to cast your ballot between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 12 December.
To find out where you should go to cast your ballot please see your poll card or use our general election postcode search.
If you do not live in the Vale of White Horse please visit whocanivotefor.co.uk.
If, due to unforeseen circumstances, you can’t make it to the polling station on election day you have until 5pm on 12 December to apply for an emergency proxy vote to allow someone to cast your ballot for you – see Voting by proxy for more details.
Who you can vote for
To find out who you can vote for, if you know which constituency you live in please click on the following links:
Voter registration and poll cards
Registration to vote in this election has now closed.
If you registered, and are eligible to vote in this election, then you should have received your poll card. If it hasn’t arrived, please call 01235 422528 to check that you are still registered.
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:
- have registered to vote by 26 November
- be 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