UK Parliamentary General Election 2019
A United Kingdom (UK) Parliamentary Election will be held on Thursday 12 December 2019.
Our area covers the whole constituency of Westmorland & Lonsdale and part of the constituency of Barrow & Furness.
- Click on the 'name or location' box at the top of the page, under the heading 'constituencies'
- Type in your postcode
- Click the 'search box'
- The page will show you which constituency you are in
Standing as a candidate
Please contact us if you are considering standing as a candidate for this election.
Nominations can be submitted from 10am to 4pm, starting on Monday 11 November and must be with us no later than 4pm on Thursday 14 November.
Registering to vote
To vote in the election, you must be registered to vote.
If you are not registered, the deadline to register in time for this election is Tuesday 26 November.
If you're unable to register online, please call the Electoral Services office. We can send you a paper form or take your registration over the telephone.
If you're already registered, you don't need to register again.
Postal and proxy voting
If you are unable to attend your polling station on 12 December, you can vote by post or proxy.
The deadline to apply for, change or cancel a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.
The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 4 December.
The deadlines to register to vote and apply for a postal vote are both on the same day, Tuesday 26 November. The registration deadline is 11.59pm, but the deadline to apply for a postal vote is earlier, at 5pm. If you wish to vote by post, we must receive both your application to register and to vote by post by 5pm. If we don't receive the postal vote application you will need to vote in person or have a proxy vote instead.
When your ballot papers will be sent
If you live in the Westmorland & Lonsdale constituency and already have a postal vote in place or applied for a postal vote on or before 14 November, your ballot papers are due to be sent by priority post around 21 November. If you apply for a postal vote on or after 15 November, your ballot papers are due to be sent by priority post around 2 December.
If you live in the Barrow & Furness constituency and need to know when your ballot papers will be sent, please contact Barrow Borough Council on 01229 873318 or email email@example.com.
If you will be away from your address around or after 2 December, you can arrange to have your postal vote sent to an away address. The deadline to make this change is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.
If you will be abroad you may wish to apply for a proxy vote. Ballot papers will be sent by priority post, but this may still not be enough time to reach you and for you to return them to us.
If you're going to be away when your ballot papers arrive
If you will be away around the time your ballot papers are sent you can:
- cancel your postal vote and vote by proxy instead
- change your postal vote and have the ballot papers sent to an away address. We don't recommend this if you will be abroad.
The deadline to cancel or change your postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November
Changing from a postal vote to a proxy vote
There are two ways to arrange this:
- Submit a proxy application form, which will automatically cancel your postal vote and set up your proxy. You must do this by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November
- Contact us to cancel your postal vote. You must do this by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November. You will then have until 5pm on Wednesday 2 December to submit a proxy vote application form
If you have a permanent postal vote and change to a proxy for this election, you will need to reapply for your postal vote after the election. You don’t need to do anything if you have changed a temporary postal vote to a proxy vote. Your voting method will be reset to voting in person after this election.
More information about proxy voting and the link to the application forms can be found on our page for postal and proxy voting.