Important information about voting in the 12 December 2019 General Election

Published: Friday, 08 November 2019

Anyone wishing to vote in the 12 December general election must register to vote by Tuesday, 26 November.

European citizens living in the UK are reminded that they are not able to vote in this election.

Anyone who is 18 on or before the 12 December 2019 – election day – is eligible to register and vote in the general election.

Students who live away from home will be able to cast a vote, either at their permanent or term-time address, as long as they are registered.  

To register, you will need to provide details about yourself, including your full name, date of birth, address, nationality and national insurance number.

This can be done online at or by calling  Electoral Services on 0300 330 7000.

Those who are unable to attend a polling station on election day can apply for a postal vote (submitted by you through the post) or a proxy vote (nominating someone to vote on your behalf), by taking the following steps:

  • Postal vote applications – applied for as outlined above – must be received at our office before 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.
  • Postal vote application forms can also be scanned and sent to [email protected] any time up to the deadline.
  • Postal votes must be received by 10pm on 12 December (close of poll). Your postal vote can also be hand-delivered to any polling station in Northampton Borough between 7am and 10pm, or to the Guildhall between 9am and 5pm on 12 December. 
  • A proxy vote can be arranged by emailing [email protected] or by calling 0300 330 7000. Applications close at 5pm on 4 December.

If you have registered to vote by 6 November, you should receive your poll card around the 15 November. Further poll cards will be dispatched around 22 November and 2 December to anyone registering after 6 November.

If we have acknowledged your postal vote application, but you have not received your postal vote form by Friday 6 December 2019, please contact 0300 330 7000.