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UK Parliamentary Election for Reading East and Reading West - 12th December 2019

Notice of election

Notice of parliamentary election (Reading East)

Notice of parliamentary election (Reading West)

Notice of election agents

Notice of election agents - Reading East

Notice of election agents - Reading West

Statement of persons nominated, notice of poll and situation of polling stations

Reading East - Statement of persons nominated, notice of poll and situation of polling stations

Reading West - Statement of persons nominated, notice of poll and situation of polling stations

Poll cards

Poll Cards will be sent out to all eligible electors on or around 12th November. Poll cards for recently registered electors will be despatched on or around 5th December 2019. 

You don't need your poll card to vote.

If you don't have your poll card, you can go to the polling station and give them your name and address.

You don't need any other form of ID.

If you haven't received a polling card but think you should have, please contact Electoral Services to check your registration on 0118 937 3717 or elections@reading.gov.uk  

Postal votes

The deadline for new postal vote applications and changes to existing postal votes will be 5pm on 26th November 2019. Postal votes will be despatched on or around 22nd November 2019. The second batch is being despatched on or around 3rd December 2019.

Please note if you have a postal vote in place by 7th November 2019, your postal vote pack will be sent to you on or around 22nd November 2019.

If you apply for a postal vote after 7th November 2019 but before 5pm on 26th November 2019 your postal vote pack will be sent you on or around 3rd December 2019.

However, it cannot be guaranteed that they will be delivered then. Although, they will be sent first class, there is also no guarantee that they will be delivered the day after they have been posted. Therefore if you are going to be away and the postal papers are due to be sent to your home address you may need to consider changing that arrangement to be on the safe side.

Please note we do not make up and send postal vote packs from our office, they are made up and sent by our printing company and we have just two scheduled mailings.

Proxy votes

Voting by proxy means getting someone to vote on your behalf, for example because you'll be on holiday, working or living or serving overseas on election day.

You'll need to complete and return your proxy application by 5pm on 4th December 2019. Forms can be requested by calling 0118 937 3717 or emailing elections@reading.gov.uk.  Alternatively you can download the form from the Electoral Commission website.

Polling stations

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.

You can find out more information about voting and the General Election on the Electoral Commission website.

EU citizens

EU citizens on the register are not able to vote in UK Parliamentary elections (or national referendums). Under Election law, this applies to all citizens of EU countries except the Republic of Ireland, and Malta and Cyprus (by virtue of their being commonwealth citizens and therefore able to vote).

More information can be found online by following this link: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/which-elections-can-i-vote

However, European Electors living in Kentwood Ward are able to vote in the Kentwood Ward By-Election - 12th December 2019 on 12th December if registered.

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