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Make sure you're registered to vote in the election

Make sure you're registered to vote in the election
08 November 2019

Residents in Darlington are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote in next month’s General Election.

On 12 December, voters across the country will go to the polls to elect members of Parliament to represent them in the House of Commons.

To be able to vote, residents must be on the electoral register. If residents are already registered to vote, they will be sent a polling card on or around 14 November.

If residents are not registered to vote at their current address, they have until midnight on Tuesday 26 November to register for this election. It only takes five minutes to make an application to register to vote, and this can be done online at

Luke Swinhoe, Electoral Registration Officer for Darlington Borough Council, said:

“Time is running out to make sure you can take part in the General Election. This election is an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you. If you’re not registered by 26 November, you won’t be able to vote.

“Given the potential for bad weather in mid-December, voters may also want to give some consideration to an alternative method of voting, such as voting by post, or appointing a proxy to vote on their behalf. If you would prefer to vote by post, you have until 5pm on Tuesday 26 November to make an application.

“Alternatively, if you would prefer to appoint someone to vote on your behalf, you must apply by 5pm on Wednesday 4 December.”

For more information about electoral registration or alternative voting methods at the upcoming election, call the elections team on 01325 406444.

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