A UK Parliamentary General Election were held on Thursday 12 December 2019.
At this election, voters will elect a candidate to represent them in Parliament, as a Member of Parliament (MP).
The UK is currently divided into 650 areas called parliamentary constituencies, each of which is represented by one MP in the House of Commons. Parliamentary constituencies are made up of a number of electoral wards from district councils so parliamentary boundaries may cross over one or more district council boundaries.
There are three constituencies within the South Norfolk District Council area as follows:
- South Norfolk constituency
- Mid Norfolk constituency
- Norwich South constituency (which also includes some electoral wards from Norwich City Council)
Please find your polling station using the following link: Who can I vote for?
Make sure you are registered to vote
If you are not on the register of electors, you cannot vote in elections. If you have not yet registered or have recently moved, you will need to register by midnight Tuesday 26 November 2019 for this election. The easiest way is to register online. You will need your National Insurance number and date of birth in order to register.
Application for a postal or proxy vote
If you are away on polling day or you would rather vote by post, you can apply for a postal vote. Application forms are available from the Elections Team or you can download a postal vote form. Completed postal vote applications must be completed and returned by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019.
It is anticipated that the first batch of postal votes will be sent out around Friday 22 November 2019. However, only those voters already on the postal vote list will receive them around this date. Anyone now applying for a postal vote specifically for this election, will be sent out their postal vote around 3 December 2019. Therefore, if going away before this date you should apply for your postal vote to be sent to an alternative address or consider applying for a proxy vote (get someone to vote on your behalf).
Completed proxy applications must be returned by 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019. If you would prefer a proxy vote to an already set up postal vote, you must cancel the postal vote first, this must be done by 5pm on 26 December 2019.
For further information on the parliamentary election or to request a nomination pack, contact the Elections Team or refer to the Electoral Commission website. Nomination papers for the South Norfolk constituencies must be submitted to the Acting Returning Officer in person by 4pm on Thursday 14 November 2019.