When can I vote in the 2019 general election, and when will we know the results?

Voting day in the December general election is this Thursday Dec 12, which comes six weeks after the chaotic Brexit negotiations in Westminster led MPs to back Boris Johnson’s call for a vote on Oct 29. 

Since Parliament was officially dissolved on Nov 6, the UK political parties have been preparing for the upcoming election, with candidates promoting their campaigns, pledges and promises across the country.

When is the general election?

The UK general election is set to take place on Dec 12. While most of us wouldn’t typically associate the final month of the year with political votes, back in the early 20th century, three general elections took place in December 1910, 1918 and 1923.  

What time do polling stations open and close?

On polling day, voting centres will operate from 7am until 10pm.

How do I vote in the general election?

Firstly, you need to be registered to vote, which is done via the GOV.UK website. The deadline to register was midnight on Tuesday Nov 26. If you missed the deadline, you will not be able to vote in this year’s general election.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote was 5pm on Nov 26. If you are registered to vote by post, your Electoral Office must receive it by 10pm on Dec 12.