Important dates as Harlow gears up for General Election

General Election 2019 / Sat 9th Nov 2019 am30 06:45am

HARLOW goes to the polls on Thursday 12 December 2019 in the General Election to vote for Harlow’s next MP.

The notice of election for the Harlow constituency has been published today (link). Harlow Council’s Chief Executive and Acting Returning Officer, Brian Keane, received the Parliamentary writ yesterday (Thursday 7 November) which orders the holding of an election in Harlow.

If you haven’t yet registered to vote you have until 11.59pm on Tuesday 26 November to do so. You can do this quickly and easily online at gov.uk/register-to-vote. It’s the same deadline for a new postal vote or change or cancel an existing postal or proxy vote.

We’ve also sent final reminders to complete the Household Enquiry Form, which you must complete to either confirm or amend your household’s details on the Electoral Register, as well as add anyone missing from the form. Anyone who is not already registered to vote, and is added to this form, must still go online and register individually – inclusion on this form doesn’t mean you are registered!

Registered voters will receive their polling cards between 15 and 18 November.

Other important dates to remember before polling day are:

· Thursday 28 November: Postal vote sent out by Royal Mail

· Wednesday 4 December, 5pm: Deadline for new proxy applications

· Wednesday 4 December, after 5pm: First time for emergency proxy applications

· Thursday 5 December: Proxy poll cards being sent by Royal Mail

· Friday 6 December: First day to apply for lost or spoilt postal vote pack

· Thursday 12 December: Polling day

· Thursday 12 December, 5pm: Deadline for receipt of emergency proxy applications

· Thursday 12 December, 5pm: Deadline for replacing lost or spoilt postal vote packs

The result of the election will be published on our website at https://www.harlow.gov.uk/elections-results-parliamentary

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