General Election 12 December

The UK will hold a General Election on 12 December 2019.

There are 650 Members of Parliament (MPs) in the UK Parliament. MPs are elected using the First Past the Post system. You vote once for a candidate in your constituency and the candidate with the most votes becomes your MP.

Register by midnight on 26 November to vote in the General Election on 12 December. You can register online at

If you’ve already registered, you don’t need to register again for the election. You might need to register again if you’ve changed address or have recently turned 18. 

Students can choose to register at their home or term time address, but can only vote in one location. Make sure you are registered at the address where you’d like to vote on the 12 December.

You will receive a poll card in the post that tells you about the vote, including which polling station you are registered to vote at and the opening hours.

A postal vote enables you to receive and return your ballot paper via the post rather than going to the polling station. Postal votes are usually issued one to two weeks before an election. If you want to apply to vote by post, register before 5pm on 26 November. Find out more, including how to apply.

A proxy vote is used when you nominate someone else to vote on your behalf. You may choose this option if you are unable to get to the polling station on election day. If you want to apply to vote by proxy, register before 5pm on 4 December. Find out more, including how to apply.

Need further help or information?

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