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.  


Register to vote

To vote on 12 December you need to be registered by 26 November. If you are not already registered at your current address do so now at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote you can check by emailing elections@southandvale.gov.uk with your name and address or by calling 01235 422528.


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:

  • be registered to vote
  • 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:

Alternatively, if you don't know your constituency, please enter your postcode here Vale of White Horse District Council This link will take you to an external website... .


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:


Polling cards

We have started sending out poll cards to those who are registered and eligible to vote in the general election on 12 December.

If you registered by 4 November, and are eligible to vote, then you should receive your poll card by 20 November.  If it hasn’t arrived by then please call 01235 422528 to check that you are still registered.

If you registered after 4 November, you should receive your poll card by 3 December.


Election Notices

Oxford West & Abingdon constituency:

Wantage 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: 15 - 11 - 2019

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