Make sure you are registered to vote in the general election

Published on 6th November 2019

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On 12 December, voters in Cheltenham will go to the polls to elect their member of parliament in the general election.

Residents must ensure they have registered by midnight on 26 November so that they are eligible to vote. Anyone not registered to vote at their current address can register online at www.gov.uk/registertovote

Key Deadlines to be able to vote in the general election are as follows:

Registration deadline - Midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019
Postal vote deadline - 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019
Proxy vote deadline - 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019

To vote by post or proxy, please download a postal vote application form, or proxy application.

Polling stations will open on 12 December at 7am and close at 10pm. Residents are advised to check the location of their polling station in advance and this can be done using the online map. Verification and counting of votes will happen from 11pm that evening with the results declaration to follow that night.

Paul Jones, acting returning officer for Cheltenham constituency said: ‘’The general election registration deadline is fast approaching and I urge everyone in Cheltenham to register to vote and ensure that their voice is heard on 12 December.”
 

For more information on elections in Cheltenham, including how to register for a postal vote and to see the statement of persons nominated, visit the council’s website: www.cheltenham.gov.uk/elections or visit in person at: Cheltenham Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Promenade, GL50 9SA or call the elections team on 01242 264132.

 




For press enquiries, contact: communications@cheltenham.gov.uk; 01242 264231