Timetable for the UK Parliamentary general election on 12 December

Find all the key dates for the UK Parliamentary general election that will be taking place on 12 December 2019.

The days which are disregarded in calculating the timetable for a UK Parliamentary election are Saturday, Sunday, bank holidays and any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

Please be aware that the timetable may change in the event of days being appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

This timetable is based on the assumption that the writ is received on the day following the dissolution of Parliament. If in a particular constituency the writ is received on a different date:

•  The notice of election in that particular constituency must be published no later than 4pm on the second day following the receipt of the writ.

•  The period for delivery of nomination papers will begin from the day after the publication of notice of election. The deadline for nominations will remain the same (i.e. 4pm on 19 working days before the poll).
 

When will my poll card and postal vote pack be sent out? 

Poll cards will be issued from 11 November. 

If you do NOT receive a poll card by Wednesday 20 November it may mean you are not registered. 

Please check the venue printed on the poll card as the polling station venue may have changed.

Find out how to register to vote.

Postal ballot packs to existing postal voters will be posted around 22 November. These need to be completed and returned by polling day.

Anyone who applies for a postal vote after 8 November should receive their postal ballot pack around 29 November.

 

Event

Date

Dissolution of Parliament

6 November

Receipt of writ

7 November

Publication of notice of election

Not later than 11 November (4pm)

Delivery of nomination papers

Until 14 November (4pm)

Deadline for delivery of nomination papers

14 November (4pm)

Deadline for withdrawals of nomination

14 November (4pm)

Making objections to nomination papers

 

(except for objections on the grounds that an individual candidate may be disqualified under the Representation of the People Act 1981 - see Commission guidance)

14 November (10am - 5pm)

 

 

Between 10 am 12 noon: objections can be made to all delivered nominations

 

Between 12 noon and 5pm: objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm on 13 November

Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agents

14 November (4pm)

Publication of statement of persons nominated, including notice of poll and situation of polling stations

14 November (5pm)

 

 

If objection(s) are made: not before objection(s) are disposed of but not later than 15 November (4pm)

Publication of first interim election notice of alteration

14 November

Deadline for receiving applications for registration

26 November

Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes

26 November (5pm)

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)

4 December (5pm)

Publication of second interim election notice of alteration

15 November - 4 December

Publication of final election notice of alteration

5 December

Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents

5 December

First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes

6 December

Deadline for notification of appointment of sub agents

10 December

Polling day

12 December

Last time that electors can apply for re-issue of spoilt or lost postal votes

12 December (5pm)

Deadline for emergency proxy applications

12 December (5pm)

Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal

12 December (9pm)