Check your information to vote in the December General Election

Make sure you are eligible to vote in the General Election on 12 December

Date issued: 13 November 2019

Residents aged 18 or over are being reminded to check their details on the Electoral Register are up to date -- by Tuesday 26 November -- to ensure they are eligible to vote in the General Election on 12 December.  

Colchester residents who have changed their name, moved to a new house, turned 18 or never registered to vote can quickly and easily update or join the Register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote  

Everyone across the borough who is on the Register will receive a poll card by Friday 22 November.  

Anyone, who is registered and eligible to vote but unable to attend their polling station on 12 December, can apply for a postal vote by downloading an application form and returning it to Colchester Borough Council before 5pm on Tuesday 26 November. Alternatively, there is the option to apply for a proxy vote before 5pm on Wednesday 4 December. 

Colchester Borough Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, Adrian Pritchard, said: “I encourage all residents who are eligible to vote in the general election and have their say on important national issues.  

“Every resident’s vote matters. It’s important to make sure your details are up to date on the Register and that you’re aware the deadline to register is Tuesday 26 November.

“Don’t leave it till the deadline, do it today.” 

Information about polling stations and the voting process is available at www.colchester.gov.uk/elections.

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