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How do I register to vote?

When is the general election?

The general election will take place on the 12 December 2019. Voting is open between 7am and 10pm in polling stations across all regions of the UK.

How do I register to vote in a general election?

Registering to vote is easy. Head over to

Registering to vote will take about five minutes.

To register, you need your national insurance number and address. Every UK resident with the right to work is issued with a national insurance number at age 16. You can find the number on your national insurance card, or on a payslip from your employer.

After you’ve registered, your name and address will appear on the electoral register. This will allow you to vote. You can register up until 26 November 2019.

Am I already registered to vote?

If you’re not sure if you’ve already registered, contact your local Electoral Registration Office to find out if you’re already registered.

You can’t register to vote twice. So if you’re not sure you can put your details in again.

Postal voting

Why postal vote?

Postal voting allows a person to vote without actually having to go to the polling station.

This is particularly good for students, people who work away, who have holidays planned or just those that might find it hard to get to the polling station on election day.

People will usually get their ballot paper before the general election, giving you more time to cast your vote and post it back.

You can register for a postal vote up until the 26 November 2019.

All votes have to be cast by 10pm on the 12 December 2019.

Who can apply for a postal vote?

Anyone can apply for a postal vote.

How do I apply for a postal vote?

To apply for a postal vote, you need to be registered to vote. Contact your local Electoral Registration Office to find out if you’re already registered.

Once you’re registered to vote, you can apply for the postal vote by filling out this form

Where can I vote in a general election?

If you’ve not applied for a postal vote, you will be able to vote at your local polling station.

Before the election, you will normally be sent a card through the post with details of where your local polling station is. Polling stations are usually very close to your home.

Don’t worry if you haven’t been sent a card. If you have registered to vote and had the application accepted, you will be able to vote. You just have to go to the polling station and give your name and address.

When the polling station locations are announced, you will be able to find your local polling station on our website with our polling station finder

Why should I vote Labour in a general election?

This is a once-in-a-generation chance to rebuild and transform our country. Labour has the most radical, hopeful people-focused plan of modern times.

Labour will deliver a fairer Britain, where wealth and power are shared. Our vision is a country where no one is held back and no one is left behind.

In our plan for real change, Labour will invest in every nation and region, creating hundreds of thousands of good jobs with a Green Industrial Revolution.

We will rebuild our public services after almost a decade of Tory cuts, and give our NHS, schools and police the money they need. We will tax the very richest, making sure they pay their fair share, to properly fund services for everyone.

Labour will protect the environment, provide decent jobs and secure homes and build a fairer country that cares for all.

Labour will get Brexit sorted by giving the people the final say. We are determined to bring a divided country together and move on from Brexit.

It’s time for real change. Are you with us?

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