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UK Parliamentary General Election - 12 December 2019

General facts and key dates in the run up to, and during, the UK Parliamentary Election 2019.

What you need to do on polling day

Polling station opening hours

Your polling station (stated on your polling card) is open from 7.00am until 10.00pm on Thursday 12 December 2019.

If you've lost your poll card, or are unsure of where your polling station is - use our postcode lookup to find your polling station.

See our Vote in person page for information about voting at your polling station.

As it is December, check the weather before you head out. See our winter election video and pages for further information.

Other voter deadlines

The deadline has now passed to register to vote or apply to vote by post or proxy in the General Election.

If you have a medical or employment emergency which prevents you from attending a polling station, you can apply for an emergency proxy vote up to 5.00pm on 12 December. Further information is at Apply to vote by proxy.

Key facts about the election

The UK Parliamentary Election will take place country wide on Thursday 12 December 2019. Voters across the county will decide who will be elected as their Member of Parliament in the six constituencies within County Durham.

The six Parliamentary Constituencies in County Durham are:

  • Bishop Auckland
  • City of Durham
  • Easington
  • North Durham
  • North West Durham
  • Sedgefield.

See Vacancy, Election and Referendum Notices for a list of who is standing for election in each constituency (listed under Statement of Persons Nominated and Notices of Poll).

See Election results for the 2017 UK Parliamentary Election results.

    Election notices

    See Vacancy, Election and Referendum Notices for our election notices for the General Election.

    Questions about poll cards

    When will your poll card be delivered?

    Most poll cards were delivered between 15 and 18 November 2019. If you've recently registered to vote, you should expect your polling card to be delivered from 2 December. 

    Lost polling cards

    You can still vote if you've lost your poll card - you just need to go to your allocated polling station. Use our post code lookup to find your polling station.

    Questions about postal votes

    When will your postal vote be delivered?

    If you are a long standing postal voter, or you have recently applied to vote by post, and your application was received before 7 November, your postal vote will be included in the first batch of postal votes which are to be sent out by Royal Mail on Monday 25 November.

    If you recently applied to vote by post, and your application was received between 8 November and 26 November, your postal vote will be sent out by Royal Mail on Monday 2 December.

    Lost postal votes

    If you lose or damage your postal vote, you can request a replacement from 6 December - contact us on 03000 261 212.

    Questions about moving house

    If you are registered to vote, but have not registered your new address (by the 26 November deadline), you can still vote using your previous address, as this is where you are registered on the electoral roll.

    To check where the polling station for your old address is, use our use our postcode lookup to find your polling station.

    Candidate and agent information

    If you are a candidate or agent, the following information, including the timetable, is available:

    Winter election

    It's winter and the first time since 1923 there has been a general election in December. Make sure you check the weather before you head out to vote. In the video below our Head of Environment, Oliver Sherratt, talks about the extra measures we are taking to ensure residents are able to get out to vote on polling day.

    Find out more about the current weather and road conditions, and our services on the Winter election pages.

    Icon for pdf Winter election video transcript (PDF, 114.4kb)

    Contact us
    Electoral Services
    03000 261 212
    Our address is:
    • Durham County Council
    • County Hall
    • Durham
    • County Durham
    • United Kingdom
    • DH1 5UL
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