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Parliamentary Election Thursday 12th December 2019

MENCAP: Accessible guide to voting in the election

 Above is a pdf link to the MENCAP - 2019 Easy Read Guide to voting in the General Election.

Your Vote is Yours Alone

Where is my polling station?

If you vote in person and need to know where the polling station is for your address, please see our polling station finder. You must know your full postcode in order to find your polling station.

 Polling Station Finder

How do I know if I’m registered to vote in the general election?

All registered electors will receive a polling card on or around 13 November. If you are already registered you don’t need to register again for this election.

If you don’t receive a polling card but you think you should be registered contact Electoral Services.

If you need to register to vote then make sure you do this by no later than 26 November.  

How will I know where to vote?

Your polling card will tell you where to vote and include a map of the location. You can also find your polling station by entering your postcode on the polling station finder below.

Polling Station Finder

You polling card will also contain other important information like the hours of poll (which are 7am-10pm) and how to apply for a postal or proxy vote.

What if I can’t get to the polling station on 12 December?

You can apply for a postal vote up until 5pm on 26 November or you can apply for a proxy vote (someone to vote on your behalf) up until 5pm 4 December. Download the form or contact Electoral Services who can send you one by post.

All completed application forms can be scanned and emailed to or posted to

Electoral Services
Loxley House
Station Street

If you require any further information about registering or voting call 0115 8764111 or email

Who can vote in a Parliamentary Election?

To vote in a General Election you must:

  • be registered to vote
  • be 18 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)
  • be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
  • be resident at an address in the UK (or a British citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)
  • not be legally excluded from voting

How to get an emergency proxy application

Applications to vote by emergency proxy may be made if a person learns they cannot go to the polling station because of their occupation, service or employment, or a medical condition, illness or disability arises after 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

The application must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the address shown below by 5pm on the date of the poll. 

NCC Electoral Services

Loxley House

Station Street



Register to vote deadline

The deadline to register to vote is 26 November at midnight

Candidates and Agents Briefing Session

A candidates and agents briefing session was held on: 

Wednesday 6th November at 6pm in the Ground Floor Committee Room in Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG.

Please us know if you would like to be forwarded the materials shared at this session please email

It is highly recommended that anyone planning on standing as a candidate or agent in the upcoming election reviews this information as it includes vital information on the nomination process and election timetable.