UK General Election – 12th December 2019

Upcoming UK Parliamentary General Election

Polling Hours and Polling Stations

Polling hours for the General Election will be 7am until 10pm. 

If you have not registered for a postal or proxy vote, you will receive a poll card telling you where your polling station is and what you need to do. You can also find where your polling station is located by using wheredoivote.co.uk and entering your post code.

Poll Cards

Poll cards will be sent out around 11th November 2019 and should be delivered during that week. This includes cards for polling station voters and postal/proxy voters. If you haven’t received your card, please contact the Borough Council on 01536 410333 or e-mail elecreg@kettering.gov.uk.

Results

The count for the UK Parliamentary election (Kettering constituency) will take place on Thursday 12th December 2019 at Kettering Conference Centre after the poll closes.

Once the declaration of the result has been made the results will be published on this page.

Why is a UK Parliamentary Election taking place?

The next general election was due to be held in 2022, however, Parliament has now agreed to hold an early election on Thursday 12th December 2019.

Can I vote in the UK Parliamentary Election?

Voters must be registered to vote, be 18 years old or over on 12th December 2019, be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen.

You have to be resident at a UK address (or a British citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years) and not be legally excluded from voting.

Applications for registration may be submitted by those not already registered up until 26th November 2019.

If you’re an EU citizen living in the UK

If you’re a citizen of an EU country resident in the UK (other than British or Irish), then you are not eligible to vote in a UK Parliamentary election.

Postal Votes

Postal Votes are being sent out to all registered postal voters from Tuesday 26th November onwards, and you should receive yours in the same week.  If you haven’t received your postal vote pack, please contact the Borough Council on 01536 410333 or e-mail elecreg@kettering.gov.uk.

Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal voting arrangements must be received by 5.00pm on Tuesday 26th November 2019.

Proxy Voting

New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the above address by 5.00pm on Wednesday 4th December 2019.

Amendments to or cancellations of existing proxy arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX by 5.00pm on Tuesday 26th November 2019.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5.00pm on Thursday 12th December 2019.  The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5.00pm on Wednesday 4th December 2019.  To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5.00pm on Wednesday 4th December 2019.