UK Parliamentary (General) Election - 12 December 2019

On Thursday 12 December 2019, voters across the country, including in the Darlington and Sedgefield constituencies, will go to the polls to elect Members of Parliament to represent their constituencies in the House of Commons.

Parliament will be dissolved on Wednesday 6 November 2019, following Royal Assent being given to the Early Parliamentary General Election Act 2019, on 31 October 2019.

Polling Stations will be in operation throughout the Borough on Thursday 12 December 2019 from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm. If you are already registered to vote, you will be sent a polling card on or around the 14 November 2019, giving you further details on your polling station. Alternatively, you can locate your Polling Station using the Democracy Club's 'Polling Station Finder'.

If you are not registered to vote, or you have moved recently, you should register online via the Government's Website as soon as possible, or contact the Elections Office. If you are not registered by Tuesday 26 November 2019 you will NOT be able to vote at this election.

Given the potential for bad weather in mid-December, you may want to give consideration to an alternative method of voting, such as voting by post, or appointing a proxy to vote on your behalf. If you are not already registered as a postal voter, and would prefer to vote by post, please complete and return a Postal Vote application form by 5.00 pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019. Alternatively, if you would prefer to appoint someone to vote on your behalf, please complete and return a Proxy Application form by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019. Forms and further information on voting are available from the Electoral Commission's website or by contacting the Elections Office

Candidates - Darlington Constituency

See who is standing for election in the Darlington Constituency

Candidates - Sedgefield Constituency

See who is standing for election in the Sedgefield Constituency

 

Notices

Guidance on Voting

Mencap, together with the Electoral Commission, have released their ‘2019 Easy Read Guide to voting in the General Election’.

Timetable, Key Dates and Notices 

Description of Event Date/Deadline

Publication of Notice of Election

Before 4.00 pm on Monday 11 November 2019 

Delivery of Poll Cards

Between Thursday 14 November and 6 December 2019

Publication of Notice of Election Agents

4.00 pm Thursday 14 November 2019

Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated, Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations

4.00 pm Thursday 14 November 2019

Postal Votes - First Issue Posted (for current Postal Vote and Postal Proxy voters and for those applications received before 7 November 2019)

 

Monday 25 November 2019

Deadline for receipt of Postal Vote and Postal Proxy Applications and cancellation or changes to existing postal voting arrangements

5.00 pm Tuesday 26 November 2019

Deadline for Registering to Vote

Midnight Tuesday 26 November 2019
Briefing for Candidates and Agents for the Darlington Constituency only in Committee Room No. 3, Town Hall, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QT 5.00 pm Wednesday 27 November 2019
Postal Votes - Second Issue Posted (for those applications received after 7 November 2019)

Monday 2 December 2019

Deadline for receipt of Proxy Vote Applications (excluding Postal Proxy applications)

5.00 pm Wednesday 4 December 2019
Appointment of Poll and Count Agents

Thursday 5 December 2019
First Day to Issue Replacement Lost or Spoilt Ballot Papers

Friday 6 December 2019
Last Day to Issue Replacement Spoilt or Lost Postal Ballot papers

5.00 pm Thursday 12 December 2019
Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Vote Applications

5.00 pm Thursday 12 December 2019
Day of Poll

7.00 am to 10.00 pm Thursday 12 December 2019
Verification and Count  10.00 pm Thursday 12 December 2019
Return of Election Expenses Friday 17 January 2020
   

Contact Details

  • E-mail - [email protected]
  • Tel: 01325 406444
  • Address: Town Hall, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QT