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28 November 2019

Lots of newly registered electors confirmed for election

New registrations have been coming in thick and fast since the election was called and my hope now is that we have a really big turnout on 12 December and that the electorate are passionate and engaged about their right to vote

Carlton Brand, Acting Returning Officer for Wiltshire

Since the General Election was formally announced there has been 25,366 newly registered electors in Wiltshire. 

There are also 69,027 registered postal voters.

The deadline to register to vote was 23:59 on 26 November 2019.

The deadline has also passed for registering to have a postal vote. However, people still have time to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf the deadline for that is 5pm on 4 December. People should visit the Government website.

Carlton Brand, Acting Returning Officer for Wiltshire, said: "New registrations have been coming in thick and fast since the election was called and my hope now is that we have a really big turnout on 12 December and that the electorate are passionate and engaged about their right to vote.

"We're working hard to ensure all our polling stations are accessible on election day as we're aware the weather could be a little unpredictable and daylight hours will be limited. However, we're looking forward to welcoming people in from the cold to cast their all-important votes."

There are 357 polling stations across the county, the location of which will be on people's polling cards. Although it does speed the process up if people bring their card to vote on December 12, it is not required of them. The polls will be open from 7am to 10pm.

For more information people should visit our election pages.

Last updated: 28 November 2019 | Last reviewed: 28 November 2019

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