General Election 2019
On Thursday 12 December 2019 you can vote to elect an MP to represent your local area in parliament.
MPs act on behalf of their constituents to help make decisions on important national issues such as health, education, crime and transport.
Voter Registration and poll cards
Registration to vote in this election has now closed.
If you registered, and are eligible to vote in this election, then you should have received your poll card. If it hasn’t arrived please call 01235 422528 to check that you are still registered.
Who can vote in this election
There are different rules on who can and can’t vote in a UK general election.
To vote in this you must:
- have registered to vote by 26 November
- be 18 years of age or over on polling day
- be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
- be resident at an address in the UK (or a UK citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)
- not be legally excluded from voting
The following cannot vote in a UK Parliament election:
- members of the House of Lords
- EU citizens (other than UK, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta) resident in the UK
- anyone other than British, Irish and qualifying Commonwealth citizens
- convicted persons detained in pursuance of their sentences, excluding contempt of court (though remand prisoners, unconvicted prisoners and civil prisoners can vote if they are on the electoral register)
- anyone found guilty within the previous five years of corrupt or illegal practices in connection with an election
Who you can vote for
To find out who you can vote for, if you know which constituency you live in please click on the following links:
Please note, by law we can only publish the details available on the statements of persons nominated and are not able to provide any further information about the candidates.
When and where you can vote in this election
You will be able to cast your ballot between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 12 December.
There are several ways in which you can cast your ballot, click on the following links to find out more:
Information for those voting by post
The deadline to sign up to vote by post in this election has now passed. You can also no longer cancel or alter an existing postal vote.
We have now begun to send voting packs to those who will be voting by post
If you applied for a postal vote by 8 November - you should receive your voting pack in the next few days.
If you applied between 8 and 26 November - you will receive your postal voting pack after 3 December.
When you receive your pack please follow the instructions carefully and then put your completed pack in the nearest post box as soon as possible.
If you’re expecting a postal voting pack but don’t receive it by Friday 6 December, please call our Elections team on 01235 422528 to request a replacement. This is the earliest point at which we can issue replacement packs.
Oxford West & Abingdon constituency:
Key dates for this election
- 14 November (5pm) – details of who you can vote for will be published
- 26 November – deadline to register to vote in this election
- 26 November (5pm) – deadline for applications to vote by post
- 4 December (5pm) – deadline for applications to vote by proxy
- 12 December (7am to 10pm) – polling day
- 13 December (from 4am) – election results.
Last reviewed: 04 - 12 - 2019