Who can vote?
To vote in the 2019 General Election, you must:
- Be 18 or above on 12th December
- Be a British citizen, or be a citizen of a Commonwealth nation living in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland
- Be on the electoral roll
Voter Registration Deadline
In order to be eligible to vote in the 2019 General Election, you must be registered to vote by 23.59 on 26th November.
How can I vote?
There are three ways that you can vote:
- In person, by going to your designated polling station between 7am and 10pm on 12th December Find out where your polling station is https://wheredoivote.co.uk/
- By post (you will need to complete a paper form which allows you to vote by post). You can download a postal vote form at https://www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk#postal-voting.
- By proxy, in which you designate another person to vote in person on your behalf (the process for registering to vote by proxy is separate). You can download a proxy voting form at https://www.gov.uk/voting-in-the-uk#voting-by-prox...
How do I register to vote?
Most voter registration is conducted online, although it can be done over the phone or in person.
If you are having any difficulties not covered by this guidance contact your local Electoral Registration Office, which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/get-on-electoral-register
How do I change my name on the electoral roll?
To change your name on the electoral roll, you can:
- Re-register to vote here.
Your local council will contact you annually to check who is living at your current address, based on information from the electoral roll. If you use this option, make sure you return this letter completed correctly!
- Contact your local Electoral Registration Office
The details of this can be found here.
Will I need to ID to vote?
No. You may have read that the current government has introduced proposals requiring people to present ID in order to vote. These proposals will not be in effect at the 2019 General Election. The only thing you will need when voting is to say your name and address. Nobody should be asked to provide proof of this