How to register for postal and proxy votes in the UK general election – deadlines, dates and applica

THE General Election is just around the corner, which means voting application deadlines are even closer than they may seem  Here is everything you need to know about how you can vote – including if you live outside the UK How can you vote in the 2019 General Election?  First of all you can check to see if you are registered to vote with your local authority  In the UK, there are three ways to vote; in person, by post or by proxy.  The easiest way to find out if you’re already registered is to check with your local authority  If you’re not sure which one you fall under simply type in your postcode at Your Vote Matters Can I vote if I live outside the UK?  If you live outside the UK but hold a British passport then you can still vote in the General Election  But this means it is impossible to be able to vote in person.  However, you can vote by post or by proxy (someone to vote on your behalf)  The postal vote application deadline is at 5pm on Tuesday, November 26.  for those in England, Scotland and Wales  Those in Northern Ireland need to apply for a postal vote by 5pm on November 21  The deadline to apply for voting by proxy in the December 12, 2019, General Election is 5pm on Thursday on December 4 How do you vote by post?  You can choose whether you want a postal vote for a single election or permanently  Once registered to vote by post, near the time of an election or referendum you will be sent a ballot paper which you complete and then send back  Though you are not voting in a booth – marking your vote should be done in secret and you should seal the envelope yourself How do you vote by proxy?  Voting by proxy means getting someone to vote on your behalf  However, you must have a valid reason as to why someone needs to vote for you.  Reasons include being away, having a disability or serving overseas as a member of the armed forces  You can ask anyone to act as your proxy – as long as they’re registered to vote and they’re allowed to vote in the same type of election  You can be a proxy for two people at the same election, or more if the extra people are close relatives  Completed forms have to be sent to your local Electoral Registration Office.  We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at [email protected] or call 0207 782 4368 . We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours

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