Registering to vote in time for the General Election

Published: Tuesday, 5th November 2019

Time is running out to register for the General Election on 12 December 2019. The deadline is midnight on 26 November 2019.

To add your name to the electoral register go online to the Register to Vote website. It only takes five minutes. 

"We want to make sure that everyone who is entitled to vote can do so - and that means being registered. Don't miss the chance to have a say on 12 December."

Anita Bradley, Oxford City Council Returning Officer

Registered electors will receive a polling card in the post with details of their polling station.

EU citizens, who are not British, Irish, Cypriot or Maltese, are not eligible to vote in UK Parliamentary elections.

Students who are registered in Oxford and at their home address must choose one place in which to vote. It is an offence to vote more than once at a national-level election.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on 12 December. The results will be announced on 13 December.

Postal votes

Anyone unable to attend a polling station on the day can apply for a postal or proxy vote. A postal vote allows residents to post their vote to the Council in advance of the election. The deadline to apply for a postal vote for the General Election is 5pm on 26 November. Visit the postal vote webpage.

Proxy votes

A proxy vote nominates a specific person to vote on an elector’s behalf at their polling station. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote for the General Election is 5pm on 4 December. Visit the proxy voting webpage.

More information

For more information, to find out if you are already registered or if you would like a paper application form, phone our Electoral Registration Office on 01865 249811 or email

Visit our General Election page.