Everything you need to know about this year's General Election

Scarborough Borough Council has published the formal notice of the General Election for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency, which will take place on Thursday 12 December.

By Martina Moscariello
Monday, 11th November 2019, 1:49 pm
Updated Monday, 11th November 2019, 1:50 pm
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Nomination packs for those wishing to stand as a candidate in the election can still be obtained by:

• Downloading from www.scarborough.gov.uk/elections

• Emailing [email protected]

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• Calling the Elections Office between normal office hours (8.30am to 5pm weekdays) on 01723 232309

Nomination papers must be submitted to the Acting Returning Officer, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG between the hours of 10am and 4pm, from Tuesday 12 November to Thursday 14 November. Nomination papers cannot be handed in at Filey or Whitby.

Anyone not on the register of electors will not be able to vote in any of the elections.

There is still time for people to register and this can be done easily online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote before the deadline of midnight, Tuesday 26 November.

Alternatively, people can contact the council’s Elections team for assistance.

Anyone who will be on holiday on 12 December can apply to vote by post or proxy (a proxy is someone that can vote on your behalf, but at the named elector's usual polling station). More information about this can be found on the council’s website www.scarborough.gov.uk/elections

The deadline for making changes to existing postal vote arrangements or applying for a postal vote is 5pm, Tuesday 26 November. The deadline for applying to vote by proxy is 5pm, Wednesday 4 December.