How to vote in the December election

How to vote in the December election

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The next general election will be on 12th December, the first December election since 1923. To vote in the election here is what you need to know. 

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on 26th November. To register for a postal vote is 5 pm on that day or 5 pm on the 21st November if you vote in Northern Ireland. If you do not receive or accidentally spoil a postal vote that you applied for you, may apply for another one from 6th December until 5 pm on polling day. One may also apply for a proxy ballot until 5 pm on 4th December or an emergency proxy vote until 5 pm on polling day. Reasons for an emergency proxy are medical emergencies in the week before polling or work absences that you were informed about in that same period. Please register to vote at www.gov.co.uk/register-to-vote

The Communications Workers Union, which represents postal workers announced on October 15th that Royal Mail employees have approved strike action. As of 12th November, when the action will begin has not been announced but disruption to postal ballots may be anticipated. It is wise to consult with your local council before applying for a postal vote. 

Council websites for your local polling station, checking postal ballot status and other queries are here:

City of London: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/voting-elections

Hammersmith and Fulham: www.lbhf.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/elections

Kensington and Chelsea: www.rbkc.gov.uk/council-councillors-and-democracy

Lambeth: www.lambeth.gov.uk/elections-and-council/elections

Westminster: www.westminster.gov.uk/electoral-services

Wandsworth: www.wandsworth.gov.uk/the-council/elections-voting-and-registration

Richmond: www.richmond.gov.uk/council/elections_voting_and_registration

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