To cast their vote, people must be registered by midnight on 26 November 2019. People can register to vote online , and it only takes five minutes.

Anyone who is unable to register online or who may need extra help registering can contact the council's Elections team to request a form or for other support, by calling 01243 521010 or emailing

Residents who are unable to get to a polling station on Thursday 12 December are also able to apply to vote by post or proxy by contacting the council's Elections team on the details above.

Voting by proxy means that a nominated person can vote on someone else's behalf, if they are unable to vote on the day of the election. This could be because they have a disability that makes it difficult, or if they are working on the day.

The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019. The deadline to submit an application to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

More information about the upcoming election is available on the Elections web page.  

Date of release: 12 November 2019

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