Find out more about the upcoming General Election and how you can register to vote or apply for a postal proxy vote at https://www.allerdale.gov.uk/en/elections/general-election-2019/
General Election 2019
A General Election will take place in the UK on Thursday, December 12 2019.
We administer the election for the Workington constituency. Neighbouring authorities, Copeland and Eden councils administer the other seats which cover some areas in Allerdale. Copeland Borough Council administers the Copeland seat which includes parts of Keswick and areas in the south of the borough. Eden District Council administers the election for parts of Allerdale in the Penrith and the Borders constituency, such as parts of Wigton.
|Deadline for receiving applications for voter registration||26th November (11.59pm)|
|Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal/proxy votes||26th November (5pm)|
|Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)||4th December (5pm)|
|Polling Day||12th December (7am - 10pm)|
Easy read guide to the general election
Mencap and the Electoral Commission have produced an easy-read guide to the general election for people with learning difficulties.
Who is standing in the Workington Constituency in the general election?
There are seven candidates standing in the Workington Constituency for the general election. They are:
|Jenkinson||Mark Ian||The Conservative Party Candidate|
|Walker||David Rimmer||Brexit Party|
How can I register to vote?
More information on how you can register to vote can be found here: https://www.allerdale.gov.uk/en/voting-and-voter-registration/voter-registration/. The deadline for registering to vote in the 2019 General Election is November 26th 2019 (at 11.59pm).
Postal and proxy voting
If you can't make it to the polling booths on election day, then you can apply for a postal or proxy vote.
New applications to vote by post or to change or cancel an existing postal or postal proxy vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the offices of Allerdale Borough Council not later than 5pm on November 26th 2019 if they are to be effective for this election.
New applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer at the offices of Allerdale Borough Council not later than 5pm on December 4th 2019 if they are to be effective for this election.
All overseas electors will need to ensure they have the appropriate absent voting method in place for them to be able to participate in the General Election if they wish. This can be either by way of a postal vote or a proxy vote.
While we do everything we can to ensure that postal vote packs reaches overseas electors as possible, including prioritising the despatch of overseas postal packs before all others, the very tight statutory timescales between the close of candidate nominations and the date of the election means that some overseas electors may not be able to return their completed packs by the deadline of 10pm on election day. Legislation does not currently permit us to email postal vote packs and there is no online voting facility for UK elections.
For the general election on 12 December 2019 the overseas postal vote packs will be despatched on 19 November for anyone who has their postal vote in place by 7 November. They cannot be sent any earlier as we will not know until 4pm on 14 November who the candidates will be. Ballot papers then need to be prepared, checked and printed before the packs can be sent out. Any postal vote applications received after 7 November will be sent out after 19 November.
If you are happy to have a postal vote set up then please complete a form and return it to us as soon as possible. However if you feel a proxy vote would be a more appropriate absent voting method for you and if there is someone in the UK who you trust to cast a vote on your behalf in the polling station for your claim address in Allerdale, then please complete a proxy vote form as soon as possible. Once set up, your proxy can then choose to request a postal proxy vote from us so even if they do not live near your polling station they can still vote on your behalf by post.
Both forms can be downloaded from the following page: https://www.allerdale.gov.uk/en/voting-and-voter-registration/postal-proxy-voting/
Contact the Electoral Services team
If you have any queries about the deadlines, registering to vote or proxy/postal vote procedures please contact the Electoral Services team on email@example.com or 0303 1231 731. If you are calling from overseas +44 303 1231 731.