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How to register to vote
You can register to vote in future elections, online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact the elections team by email or phone.
The deadline to register to vote in the 12 December 2019 Parliamentary election is Tuesday 26 November 2019.
An 'Easy Read Guide to the 2019 General Election' is available on Mencap's website.
Where do I vote?
Here is a link to find out where your polling station is. All you need is your postcode.
How do I vote?
You can vote in person at your allocated polling station.
You will receive a poll card prior to the election telling you where your polling station is located. The poll card also confirms that you are registered to vote so do not need to register again. You do not need to take your poll card with you when you vote but it can help to speed up the process if you do so.
You can also find your polling station online by clicking on the “My Neighbourhood” tab on the council’s website and entering your postcode when prompted.
You can ask someone to vote on your behalf at the polling station (your proxy)
The person you appoint must also be a registered elector to act as your proxy. It must be someone you can trust to vote in accordance with your instructions.
Applications to vote by proxy can be downloaded from the Electoral Commission website. Completed forms should be returned to: Electoral Services, Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH or can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for new applications to vote by proxy in the 12 December Parliamentary election is 5pm Wednesday 4 December.
You can vote by post
You will need to complete an application form and provide your signature and date of birth. These details will be checked against the postal vote statement you need to submit with your ballot paper(s) to ensure that they match and are valid. If you have trouble signing your name consistently you can contact Electoral Services who can advise you how to vote by post in these circumstances.
Applications to vote by post can be downloaded from the Electoral Commission website. Completed forms should be returned to: Electoral Services, Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH or can be emailed to: email@example.com
The deadline for postal vote applications for the 12 December Parliamentary election is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019.
Did you know?
You do not need to take your poll card with you when you vote but it can help to speed up the process if you do so.