Voters and candidates in the UK Parliamentary General Election, which will be held on 12 December 2019, are being reminded of a number of key deadlines over the next few weeks.
The Notice of Election was published on 8 November 2019 after the dissolution of Parliament and the issue of the writ.
This means that potential candidates need to get completed documents handed into Allerdale Borough Council’s Electoral Services department by 4pm on 14 November. The papers are available on request from the department and on the Council’s website.
The deadline to register to vote is midnight on 26 November. It is easy to register online by going to: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. People who have recently turned 18, or have recently moved house, are those most likely to need to register to vote.
Those residents who wish to make a new application for postal vote or postal proxy application, or change to existing postal or proxy vote, must do so before 5pm on 26 November. The deadline for new proxy vote applications is 5pm on 4 December.
Andrew Seekings, Acting Returning Officer for the Parliamentary Election, said: “I’d encourage everyone who wants to stand in this election to get the forms to us as soon as possible. It is also crucial that everyone who wants to vote and needs to register does so now. It is quick, easy and only takes a minute.”
Candidates can find out more information about the nomination process and what information is required from the Electoral Commission’s website at: www.electoralcommission.org.uk/
More information on the election, including how to apply for a proxy or postal vote, can be found on the Council’s website at: www.allerdale.gov.uk/en/elections/general-election-2019/.