UK Parliamentary Election 2019

UK Parliamentary Election - Thursday, 12 December 2019

The UK Parliamentary Election will take place on Thursday, 12 December 2019.  The election follows the timetable set out below.  There are two constituencies on London Borough of Sutton: Sutton & Cheam and Carshalton & Wallington.  The purpose of this election is to elect one candidate per constituency as a Member of Parliament.

This page will be updated throughout the election with information including the names of the candidates standing for election, details regarding where to go to vote and dates that postal votes will be sent.

 

Key dates and deadlines

Who is eligible to vote in this election?

What time can I go to vote?

Can I go to any polling station?

I want to vote by post, what do I need to do?

I want to vote by proxy, what do I need to do?

I can’t go to the polling station due to a medical/occupational emergency

I vote by post and haven’t received my postal ballot paper or have spoilt my paper – what do I do?

I want to stand as a Candidate

Where can I view the notices and candidate information for this election?

Where can I view the results?

Service Contact Information

 

Key dates and deadlines

Action  Date 
Notice of Election Friday, 8 November 2019
Poll cards delivered to registered electors Thursday, 14 November – Sunday, 17 November 2019
Last date to apply to register to vote  Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Last day to apply, cancel or change postal vote or apply, cancel or change postal proxy vote Tuesday, 26 November 2019 (5pm)
Last day to apply to vote by proxy  Wednesday, 4 December 2019 (5pm)
First day to reissue postal voting pack – if you do not receive your postal ballot paper by this date contact Electoral Services 020 8770 4179, who will be able to assist Friday, 6 December 2019
UK Parliamentary Election (Polling Day)

Thursday, 12 December 2019

(Polling Stations open 7am – 10pm)

Deadline to apply for a medical emergency proxy or occupation, service or employment emergency proxy Thursday, 12 December 2019 (5pm)
Last time to reissue postal voting pack - if you do not receive your postal ballot paper by this date contact Electoral Services 020 8770 4179, who will be able to assist Thursday, 12 December 2019 (5pm)
Local count Thursday, 12 December 2019 (from 10pm)
Declaration of results Friday, 13 December 2019

 

Who is eligible to vote in this election?

British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens (including Cyprus & Malta) are entitled to vote in these elections if they are registered.

The deadline to register is midnight on Tuesday, 26 November 2019.

Residents who have not yet registered - if you have just moved, or if you have not yet applied you can register to vote online on the gov.uk website  (you need your national insurance number, it takes 5 minutes to complete). 

Poll cards will be hand delivered to all registered electors from Thursday, 14th November 2019 – Sunday, 17th November 2019.  Subsequent poll cards will be sent to new residents once their registration has been processed.

Who is not eligible to vote in this election?

  • European Union citizens 
  • Residents that have not become 18 years old on Thursday, 12 December 2019 

Contact us at electoralservices@sutton.gov.uk or our helpline 020 8770 4179 if you have a question.


What time can I go to vote?

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 12 December 2019

 

Can I go to any polling station?

You can only vote at your designated polling station the information about the location of your polling station can be found on your polling card or enter your postcode on the where do I vote website  to find your polling station.  You can view a list of all Wards, Polling Districts and Polling Stations.

On the day of the election, go to the polling station shown on the card, give your address and name, and are given a ballot paper. There is lots of information in the polling station to help you, and our staff are happy to give you more help. You do not need your poll card to vote as it is for your information only, but you do have to be a registered elector eligible to vote in this election. 

If you do not receive a poll card, call us on 020 8770 4179 to check you are registered to vote. You must register by midnight on Tuesday, 26 November 2019.

 

I want to vote by post, what do I need to do?

Please download print and complete the register to vote by post form .  You can return the application either by post (the return address is shown on the application form) or by scan and email.  The last day to apply to vote by post or cancel a postal vote is by 5pm on Tuesday, 26  November 2019.

 

I want to vote by proxy, what do I need to do?

You can appoint someone to go to your polling station on Election Day to vote on your behalf.  This is known as a Proxy.  The proxy you appoint must be eligible to vote in the election and must be registered to vote with their local authority.  In order to vote by proxy, Download, print and complete the vote by proxy form.  You can return the application either by post (the return address is shown on the application form) or by scan and email.  The last day to apply to vote by proxy is by 5pm on Wednesday, 4 December 2019.

If your proxy cannot go to your polling station - they can apply to vote by post.  The proxy would need to Download print and complete a postal proxy application form, .  They can return the application either by post (the return address is shown on the application form) or by scan and email.  The last day to apply for your proxy to apply to vote by post is by 5pm on Tuesday, 26 November 2019.

 

I can’t go to the polling station due to a medical/occupational emergency

If you are unable to go to the polling station due to a medical or occupational emergency, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy.  Please note; the deadline to apply for an emergency proxy is 5pm on Thursday, 12 December 2019.

Contact Electoral Services on 020 8770 4179 for further information and to download a medical emergency proxy form or occupation, service or employment emergency proxy form 

 

I vote by post and haven’t received my postal ballot paper or have spoilt my paper – what do I do?

If you are a postal voter and you have not received your ballot paper or you have spoilt your postal pack you can apply for a replacement.  We are not able to re-issue your ballot paper until Friday, 6 December 2019

Please note:

  • If you do not receive your postal pack by Friday, 6th December, you must make contact with the office so you can be issued with a replacement postal pack.
  • If you spoil your paper – you must bring the old pack with you in order for us to replace it, do not throw it away.  You will also need to bring current photo ID with you.
  • The deadline to apply for a replacement ballot paper pack is by 5pm on Thursday, 12 December 2019

Contact us on our helpline 020 8770 4179 for further advice.

 

I want to stand as a Candidate

If you wish to stand as a candidate, you will need to submit nomination papers no later than 4pm, on Thursday 14 November 2019.  All enquiries from potential candidates should be made to the Martha Matheou, Deputy Acting Returning Officer.  Email enquiries can be sent to martha.matheou@sutton.gov.uk 

Information on how to stand as a candidate can be found on the Electoral Commission's website 

 

Where can I view the notices and candidate information for this election?

Statutory notices for the UK Parliamentary Election can be viewed on the offical PDF documents 

We have also created a web page with information about the candidates standing in the 2019 General Election 

 

Where can I view the results?

The count will take place after the close of poll on Thursday 12 December 2019, the Acting Returning Officer for Sutton is Helen Bailey.  The results for the election will be available here on Friday 13 December 2019.

 

Service Contact Information