Elections and Voting

Voter Information GE 2019

Voting at the UK General Election – 12th December 2019

In the run up to this election we are expecting our telephone lines to be very busy.  If you cannot find the answer to your question please email us at electoralservices@pembrokeshire.gov.uk or if necessary telephone us on 01437 775844. 

Our office address is Unit 23 Thornton Industrial Estate, Milford Haven, SA73 2RR, our office hours are generally Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1.    Can I vote at the election?

You can vote at the election if you are on the electoral register, and 18 or over on the 12th December 2019.  
Citizens of the EU member states cannot vote in this election.

To vote at the election you will first have to be registered to vote.  

If you are already on the electoral register you will not need to reapply. 

2.    When will I get my poll card?

If you are on the electoral register you will receive a poll card around the 15th November. If you do not receive a poll card you may not be registered, unless you have registered very recently. 

If you have registered since the 3rd November you will receive a poll card at a later date (date to follow).

3.    What do I do if I am not registered to vote?

If you haven’t received a poll card, and you haven’t registered since the 3rd November, you should check if you are registered. 

You can only check by contacting us.  Please email electoralservices@pembrokeshire.gov.uk or if necessary telephone 01437 775844.

If you are not registered: Register to vote online

You must register by midnight on the 26th November 2019 to be able to vote on the 12th December.

4.    How can I vote at this election? 

You can vote in one of the following ways:

  • Vote in person at your polling station
  • Vote by post
  • Vote by proxy

5.    Voting in person at your allocated polling station 

To find out where your polling station is check the polling station map:

Find your polling station

  • Polling stations will be open on polling day from 7.00am until 10.00pm

6.    Voting by post 

Existing postal voters

If you are currently registered for a postal vote at all elections we will automatically send you a postal vote.

New postal vote applications 

If you want to vote by post, and you are not currently registered for a postal vote, you will need to complete an application form and return it to us by 5.00pm on Tuesday 26th November.  

Download a postal vote application form

Why do you need my signature and date of birth?

We need this information to match with the security statement you must complete and return with your ballot paper.

Send your completed postal vote application to us at -

Electoral Services, Pembrokeshire County Council, Unit 23 Thornton Industrial Estate, Milford Haven SA73 2RR. 

7.    When will I get my postal vote ballot pack?

If you are currently registered as a postal voter we will send you your postal vote around the 27th November.

If you do not receive your postal vote please contact us by emailing electoralservices@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

If you make an application to vote by post after the 6th November and before the deadline 5.00pm on Tuesday 26th November, we will send you your postal vote on the 5th December.

8.    Why don’t you send postal votes out sooner?  

We cannot send postal vote any earlier than the dates stated because these are the dates our printers are able to supply the necessary documents.

If you miss the post you can return your postal vote to a polling station in your constituency up until 10.00pm on polling day.

9.    Voting by proxy 

If you can’t go to the polling station on the 12th December, you can appoint a proxy voter to vote on your behalf. 

The proxy voter would need to go to the polling station where you would normally vote, unless they get a postal vote for you.

If you want to appoint a proxy, you must complete the application form and return it to us by 5.00pm on Wednesday 4th December

Download a proxy vote application form

Send your completed proxy vote application to us at:

Electoral Services, Pembrokeshire County Council, Unit 23 Thornton Industrial Estate, Milford Haven SA73 2RR. 

10. Changing your postal vote arrangements

If you want to cancel your postal vote, or you want to change your postal vote to a proxy vote, you will need to inform us by 5.00pm on 26th November 2019.  Please email the details to electoralservices@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

11. Information about voting at the election

At the election on the 12th December you will vote for one candidate to sit in the UK parliament to represent your constituency. 

Find out who is standing in the election:

The list of candidates will be available after 5.00pm on Thursday 14th November, this is when the nomination has closed. 

Useful links

The Electoral Glossary

Easy Read Guide to Voting in the UK Parliamentary General Election

The Electoral Commission

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