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Make sure you are registered to vote in the General Election


If you live in West Lancashire and want to have your say in the General Election on Thursday 12 December 2019 you must ensure you are registered to vote.

If you are already registered, you do not need to register to vote again for the General Election. If in doubt, call West Lancashire Borough Council’s Elections Office on 01695 585014.

If you do need to register you can do so at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. For more information email elections.office@westlancs.gov.uk. If you can’t access the internet ask the Council’s elections office for a paper registration form. The closing date to register to vote is Tuesday 26 November.

Jacqui Sinnott-Lacey, Electoral Registration and Returning Officer, said: “It is important that people have their say who represents them on a national and local level. If you live in West Lancashire make sure you are registered to vote, and your details on the Electoral Roll are correct, so you can vote in this General Election.”

Postal or Proxy Votes

If you don’t think you can get to your polling station on General Election day then you can apply for a postal vote. Or you can apply for a proxy vote, where someone you nominate can go to your polling station to vote on your behalf.

To ask for a postal or proxy vote application form call or email the Elections Office, download one from www.westlancs.gov.uk/howtovote, or call into the Council Offices, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF. Completed postal vote application forms must reach us by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November, and proxy vote forms must arrive by 5pm on Wednesday 4 December.

Emergency Proxy Votes

Emergency proxy votes at this election can be applied for where physical incapacity occurred or work/service reasons occurred after 5pm on Wednesday 4 December, and must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices by 5pm on Thursday 12 December.

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