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    A UK Parliamentary Election (known as a General Election) will take place in the North Ayrshire and Arran Constituency on Thursday 12 December 2019

    Our Polling Places will be open from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.  We will publish a list of our Polling Places on the evening of Thursday 14 November 2019.

    Election Office Helpline

    For further information on this Election please contact the Electon Office on (01294) 324710.  Alternatively, you can email us at: elections@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

     

    Notices

    The formal Notices for this Election will be published here.

    Notice of Election

    Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll, Notice of Election Agents and Situation of Polling Places

    NOTE RE CENTRAL AYRSHIRE CONSTITUENCY: The Central Ayrshire Parliamentary Constituency is administered by the Returning Officer for South Ayrshire Council.  A copy of the Central Ayrshire Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Places is publshed below.

    Central Ayrshire Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

    Central Ayrshire Situation of Polling Places

     

    Nomination Pack – Prospective Candidates and Agents

    Prospective Candidates and Agents can download a Nomination Pack here.  The deadline for submitting Nomination papers is 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 14 November 2019.  Nominations closed at 4.00 p.m. on 14 November 2019.

    Who can vote in the UK Parliamentary election?

    To vote in the UK Parliamentary election a person must be registered to vote and:

    • Resident at an address in the UK (or a UK citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)
    • Are 18 years of age or over on election day
    • A British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland
    • Not be legally excluded from voting

    You can register to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.  The deadline to register to vote at this UK Parliamentary Election is 11.59 p.m. on 26 November 2019.

    How to Vote

    There are three ways to vote:

    In person - at your designated polling station on the day of the election.  The deadline for registration applications is 11.59 p.m. on Tuesday 26 November 2019.  A Poll Card will be issued on or around 19/20 November 2019.  However, you do not need your Poll Card to go along and vote.

    By post - you can apply for a postal vote and a postal ballot pack will be issued prior to the day of the election.  The deadline to apply for a new postal vote and for changes to existing postal/proxy votes is 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

    By proxy - you can apply to appoint someone you trust to attend your polling station and cast your vote on your behalf.  The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

    *Postal Proxy - If your appointed proxy cannot attend your designated polling station on election day, then your proxy can apply to vote by post.  The deadline to apply, cancel or change a postal proxy is 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

    If your application to register to vote is successful you will be able to vote in person at your designated polling station.

    If you want to vote by post or proxy then a separate application must be completed containing your signature and date of birth.

    Registration/Postal/Proxy Forms

    You can download registration forms for the electoral register, proxy votes and postal votes from the Electoral Registration Officer (for Ayrshire) via the Ayrshire Valuation Joint Board website.

    Registration forms and application forms for a Postal/Proxy vote are also available in the following buildings across our localities:-

    Bridgegate Customer Service Centre, Irvine
    Customer Service Centre, Saltcoats Town Hall
    Kilwinning Housing Office, Main Street, Kilwinning
    Arran Local Office, Lamlash
    Brooksby Medical Centre, Largs
    Kilbirnie Library, Avils Place, Kilbirnie
    DA Hall, Millport
    Beith Library, Main Street Beith

    Forms should be printed, completed and returned to the Electoral Registration Officer (for Ayrshire) 9 Wellington KA7 1HL Telephone 01292 612221, Email ero@ayrshire-vjb.gov.uk.

    Summary of Key Dates and Deadlines

    11.59 p.m. Tuesday 26 November

    Deadline to register to vote

    5pm Tuesday 26 November

    Deadline to apply for a postal vote or a postal proxy Deadline to cancel or change an existing postal, proxy or postal proxy vote

    5pm Wednesday 4 December

     Deadline for new proxy vote applications

    From 5pm Wednesday 4 December

    Emergency proxy applications until 5pm Election day Thursday 12 December

    Wednesday 20 November

    1st issue of postal ballot packs to OVERSEAS ADDRESSES ONLY for applications received by 5pm Tuesday 12 November

    Monday 25 November

    1st issue of postal ballot packs for applications received by 5pm Tuesday 12 November (hitting doorsteps 26/27 November)

    Monday 2 December

    2nd issue of postal ballot packs for applications received by 5pm Tuesday 26 November (hitting doorsteps 3/4 December)

    Friday 6 December

     First date for issuing replacement postal packs

    5pm Thursday 12 December

    Deadline for the replacement for spoilt/lost postal ballot papers