UK general election, 12 December 2019

A UK general election is taking place on Thursday 12 December 2019.

The Acting Returning Officer is Elaine Jackson.

Register to vote

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 26 November. If you have not registered to vote before or have recently moved house, you can register to vote online at

Every registered voter will be sent a poll card with information about the election including the address of your polling station. If you have not received a poll card, or you have recently moved, you may not be registered to vote.

 If you are unsure whether you are registered contact Electoral Services.

Who can vote

To vote at these elections, you must be aged 18 or over on election day and be a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen. Your name must appear on the Register of Electors before you can vote. 

Different ways to vote

There are three ways to vote. You can vote by post, by using a proxy voter or in person at a polling station.

Voting by post

The deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.

More information about voting by post, including an application form.

Voting by proxy

Proxy voting means that if you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can have someone you trust cast your vote for you. They must go to your polling station to cast your vote.

The deadline to apply to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 4 December.

If after 5pm on Wednesday 4 December you are unable to vote because you have a medical emergency, or learn you cannot go to the polling station because of work reasons, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy.

More information about voting by proxy, including an application form.    

Voting in person at a polling station

If you are registered to vote, a poll card will be sent to you with further information about the election, including a map of your polling station. You do not need to take the poll card with you to vote. Please check where your polling station is located as it may have changed since you last voted.

If you need to check which polling station to use or where it is please contact us or call 01883 722000.

If you live in Horne, Limpsfield, Nutfield or Warlingham East your polling station might have changed, so check your poll card for the address.

Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 12 December 2019.

More information about voting in person at a polling station.

Election count

The election count takes place on Thursday 12 December from 10pm, location to be confirmed.


Publish Notice of Election Friday 8 November 2019
Delivery of nomination papers
Withdrawal of candidature
Notification of  Appointment of Election Agents
Between 10am-4pm on 11-14 November 2019
Publish Statement of Persons Nominated Thursday 14 November 2019 5pm 
Deadline for applications to be included in the register of electors to be used for the election Tuesday 26 November 2019
Deadline for new applications to vote by post or to change existing absent vote details (e.g cancellation or redirection of ballot papers) Tuesday 26 November 2019 5pm
Deadline for new application to vote by proxy Wednesday 4 December 2019 5pm
Publish Notice of Poll and situation of polling stations Thursday 14 November 2019 5pm
Deadline for Appointment of Counting Agents and Polling Agents Thursday 5 December 2019
First day to request replacement postal votes Friday 6 December 2019
Deadline to issue replacement spoilt or lost postal ballot papers Thursday 12 December 2019 5pm
Polling Day Thursday12 December 2019 7am to 10pm
Return of Election Expense forms
(If declaration before midnight)
Friday 17 January 2020


Candidates and agents

Candidates and agents can book an appointment for an informal check of the nomination papers between 10am and 4pm on 11 November to 14 November. Please e-mail for more information.

Advice for candidates and agents.