UK Parliamentary Election - Thursday 12th December 2019
On Thursday 12 December 2019, residents will have the opportunity to elect the Member of Parliament for the Burnley Constituency.
The Notice of Election can be viewed here https://www.burnley.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Notice%20of%20Election.pdf
Register to vote
If you have not received a poll card by 20th November, or you have recently moved address, you may not be registered to vote. You can register to vote online or contact the elections team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01282 477261/477263 and request a paper application form. The deadline to register to vote at this election is midnight on Tuesday 26th November.
Who can vote
To vote at this election, you must be aged 18 or over on election day and be a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen. Citizens of member states of the European Union are not eligible to vote in UK Parliamentary elections.
Your name must appear on the Electoral Register before you can vote.
Voting by post
Voters who wereregistered to vote by post on 5th November 2019 will receive their postal vote on or around 28th November. Voters who apply to vote by post between 6th November and 5pm Tuesday 26th November will receive their postal vote on/or around 4th December. The deadline to apply to vote by post at this election is 5pm on Tuesday 26th November.
Voters who require a postal vote because they will be away on election day should take note of the above dates and consider appointing a proxy to vote on their behalf if they are going away close to the postal vote distribution dates. If you are already registered to vote by post but will be going away on or before 28th November and wish to change to a proxy vote then you will need to cancel your postal vote by 5pm Tuesday 26th November. The deadline to appoint a proxy is 5pm Wednesday 4th December.
Applications to vote by post or proxy can be requested from the elections team at Burnley town hall.
Postal voters who have not received their postal vote by Friday 6th December should contact the elections team at email@example.com or call 01282 477261/477263. Please note that we cannot issue replacement packs before this date.
How do I complete my postal vote?
When you receive your postal vote, please ensure you read the instructions carefully. Your postal vote will include the ballot paper and a postal voting statement. Complete both of these and return them straight away - postal votes will be rejected if the postal vote statement is not completed correctly. Completed postal votes must be received by the Acting Returning Officer by close of polls on election day, that is 10pm Thursday 12th December for them to be included in the counting of the votes. If you miss the post you can hand your completed postal vote into any polling station within the constituency or at Burnley Borough Council, Town Hall, Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 9SA.
If you need help to vote, you can ask someone you know or get independent help by contacting the elections team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01282 477261/477263
If, after 5pm Wednesday 4th December, you have a medical emergency or learn you cannot go to your polling station because of work reasons, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy. This means someone else can vote on your behalf. The deadline for the receipt of completed applications is 5pm Thursday 12th December. Please contact the elections team at email@example.com or call 01282 477261/477263 if you need to appoint an emergency proxy.
How to vote
Always read the instructions carefully on how to complete the ballot paper, even if you have voted before. The ballot paper lists the name of each candidate along with their party name and party logo (if any).
You are able to vote for one candidate only in this election. Simply put an X (a cross) next to the candidate you wish to vote for.
Who is elected
The candidate with the most votes will be elected using the first past the post system.
Result of election
The count will commence immediately following the close of poll at 10pm Thursday 12th December. The result will be announced as soon as the count is concluded. This is expected to be in the early hours of Friday 13th December, subject to any recounts being requested by candidates and agents. The result will be published on this website.
If you would like more information about this election, please contact the elections team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01282 477261/477263. Information is also available on the Electoral Commission's website.
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Change UK - The Independent Group - 343 votes
Conservative and Unionist Party - 983 votes
English Democrats - 146 votes
Green Party - 1725 votes
Labour Party - 5396 votes
Liberal Democrats - 2046 votes
The Brexit Party - 8282 votes
UK European Union Party (UKEUP) - 657 votes
UK Independence Party (UKIP) - 521 votes
Aslam, Mohmmad - 20 votes
Robinson, Tommy - 922 votes
The results for the North West region can be found here or by clicking on the download at the right of this page
You must be registered to vote to take part. Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register - all you need is your National Insuarnce number
The following people are allowed to vote:
If you are aged eighteen years or over on the day of poll and are
- A British or Irish citizen living in the UK, or
- A Commonwealth citizen living in the UK who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK, or
- A British citizen living overseas who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years
For information on any elections coming up, and results from elections over the last few years, click the links 'in this section' on the right.
How to vote
Poll cards are delivered shortly before an election. Each member of the household who is eligible to vote should receive a poll card which informs them of the date of the election, where their polling station is and the hours of poll. You do not need to take the poll card with you to be able to vote.
- The hours of poll for all elections are 7am to 10pm
- On arrival at your designated polling station, the Presiding Officer will have ask you to confirm your name and address and will issue you with a ballot paper
- The ballot paper will have an official mark
- You should take the ballot paper to the voting booth and mark with a "X" the candidate you wish to vote for
- Fold the ballot paper and deposit it in the ballot box
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