General Election 2019

A snap General Election has been called and will be held on Thursday 12 December 2019.

Because this General Election was called at short notice, some of our normal service delivery standards will not be possible. We will always comply with the minimum legislative standards.

The information on this page refers to the General Election in that part of the East Hampshire Constituency that is within the East Hampshire District area.

The information is also applicable to the remainder of that constituency Meon Valley which is within Winchester, with the exception of postal vote dates.

Electoral information and dates

Where is my polling station going to be? - we hope to have polling station bookings confirmed by 6 November. Polling stations may be different to normal.

When will poll cards be issued? - they will be sent on 11 November 2019, some polling stations may change between poll cards being sent. Any changes we will update electors.

Candidates guide and nomination papers available - Available now in paper format by telephone 01730 234370. Nomination papers are available for download now from the electoral commission website.

Publication of the notice of election - 8 November 2019.

Receipt of nominations - between 10am until 4pm from the 11 November until the 14 November 2019.

Publication of the statements of persons nominated - 5pm on 14 November 2019.

Last day to register to vote - midnight on 26 November 2019.

Last day to apply for a postal vote, or change your absent voting arrangements - 5pm on 26 November 2019.

When will I receive my postal vote? - overseas electors who applied before 6 November will be sent around 20 November 2019. Postal votes for all other electors will be issued around 28 November 2019.

Receipt of proxy applications - 5pm on 4 December 2019.

Appointment of poll and count agents - 5 December 2019.

First day to issue replacement lost postal ballot papers - 6 December 2019.

Receipt of emergency proxy vote applications - 5pm on 12 December 2019.

Polling day - 7am until 10pm on 12 December 2019

Important information

Postal vote issue dates

Because of the short notice of this election and the fact that the candidate list will not be finalised until 14 November, the postal vote issue dates shown above will be later than usual.

If you are travelling or living overseas, please make sure that you will have sufficient time to receive, complete and return the postal pack before the close of the poll.

A proxy vote may be more appropriate for electors living or travelling overseas.

I am Citizen of an EU member state other than the UK, IE, MT or CY, can I vote?

No you will not be able to vote at this election.

I am 16 or 17 on polling day, will I be able to vote?

No you will not be able to vote unless you are 18 on or before polling day.

How do I vote?

In the UK, there are three different ways you can vote.

How you vote is up to you. It may depend on what you find easiest or the most convenient method.

Most people vote in person at a polling station. However, if you are not able to go to the polling station in person on election day, you can apply to vote by post or by proxy (someone voting on your behalf).