Parliamentary General Election - Thursday 12 December 2019
A parliamentary general election will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019. This page will be updated throughout the election with information including who your candidates are and where to vote.
General election candidates
Notice of Election
Notice of Alteration to Polling Places
Statement of Persons Nominated - Kingston and Surbiton
Notice of Election Agents - Kingston and Surbiton
Situation of Polling Places - Kingston and Surbiton
For Richmond Park information please see Richmond Council's Website
Poll Cards will be sent to eligible electors who are registered to vote by 1 November week commencing Monday 11 November 2019. Anyone who registers to vote after 1 November will have their poll card sent out at a later date. It is important to remember you do not need your poll card to be able to vote - just go to your designated polling station and if you are registered you will be issued with a ballot paper.
If you have applied for a postal vote we will send you a postal poll card that will tell you when and where we will send your postal vote.
Registering to vote
If you are registered to vote and eligible to vote at general elections we will send you a poll card (see above).
If you need to register to vote you can do this online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You will need your National Insurance number to hand.
The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019.
If you want to vote by post (where we send you your ballot paper to complete at home and post back to us) you must complete and send us a postal vote application form. We must receive this by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019. Further details are on our postal voting page.
If you have already applied to vote by post and want to cancel or amend it you need to put your request in writing and make sure we receive this by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019.
When we will send out postal votes
Postal votes cannot be sent out until we know who the candidates are and then have ballot papers printed. We will know who the candidates are 19 working days before the election and aim to issue all postal votes as soon as possible. Anyone applying for a postal vote closer to the legal deadline will have their ballot paper issued later due to the time it takes to print and check the paperwork.
Our anticipated despatch dates are as follows:
|Destination||Applications received by||Anticipated despatch date|
|Overseas voters||5pm 14 November 2019||20 November 2019|
|Overseas voters||5pm 26 November 2019||30 November 2019|
|UK based voters||5pm 14 November 2019||23 November 2019|
|UK based voters||5pm 26 November 2019||30 November 2019|
These dates cannot be guaranteed and may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Postal votes will be sent out by first-class post with Royal Mail. We must receive your returned postal voting pack by 10pm on Thursday 12 December or your vote won't count.
Proxy voting (appointing someone else to vote on your behalf)
If you want to vote by proxy (where you appoint someone else to vote on your behalf) you must complete an application form. The deadline for us to receive your completed form is 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019. Further details are on our proxy voting page.
NOTE - your appointed proxy will have to vote at the polling station you would ordinarily vote at. If they wish to get a postal vote on your behalf you will need to ensure they are appointed as a proxy and that they then apply for a postal vote on your behalf by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019. Email us at [email protected] for further information.