Parliamentary Election 12 December 2019

The UK Parliamentary Election will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019. Polling stations will be open from 7:00am to 10:00pm. The Electoral Commission has published the election timetable.

Notices of Election

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Notice of Election Monday 11 November
Deadline for delivery of nomination papers Thursday 14 November (4pm)
Statement of persons nominated and notice of poll Thursday 14 November (5pm)
Deadline to apply for a postal vote or postal proxy vote, and changes to existing postal or proxy votes Tuesday 26 November (5pm)*
Deadline to register to vote Tuesday 26 November (midnight)*
Deadline to apply to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) Wednesday 4 December (5pm)

(* Please note: Due to a bank holiday in Scotland and legislation, the deadlines for registration and postal vote applications fall on the same day for this election only.)

Information packs for candidates are available from Wednesday 6  November.

(Please note: These packs no longer contain electoral registers for data protection reasons).

If you want a candidate information pack (containing nomination papers and guidance), please contact our Electoral Services office as soon as possible to request a pack. You can either collect a pack from our St Austell office or it can be posted to you.

Please use our contact details shown on this page.

Cornwall has six Parliamentary Constituencies and election notices for each constituency will be published here from Monday 11 November:

  • Camborne and Redruth
  • North Cornwall
  • South East Cornwall
  • St Austell and Newquay
  • St Ives
  • Truro and Falmouth

The Acting Returning Officer for these constituencies is Kate Kennally.

Candidates must return completed nomination papers to us by hand by Thursday 14 November (4pm) to the location specified in the Notice of Election for the constituency.

Please contact us to arrange an appointment to submit your nomination papers. We strongly recommend that you wait to have your papers checked by our staff when you hand them in. Papers not correctly completed may be rejected.

Candidates will also need to pay a deposit of £500 when they submit their nomination paper. Deposits can only be paid by:

  • Cash
  • Bankers draft payable to "County Fund"
  • Credit card
  • Debit card.

(Cheques cannot be accepted.)

Candidate's Election Expenses

The Electoral Commission has published guidance on candidate's spending . For expenses purposes, every constituency in Cornwall is a County constituency.

The candidate's maximum spending limits for each constituency are as follows:

ConstituencyExpenses limit
Camborne and Redruth £14,745.93
North Cornwall £14,777.07
South East Cornwall £14,979.30
St Austell and Newquay £15,655.47
St Ives £14,668.71
Truro and Falmouth £15,200.61


The Electoral Commission website has further guidance for candidates and agents.

The electoral register, also known as the electoral roll, is a list of everyone who is entitled to vote. 

You must be on the register to be able to vote at an election. Are you registered?

If you are already registered you do not need to apply again unless your circumstances have recently changed.

You must re-register if you have changed your name, address or nationality recently.

To vote in these elections, anyone registering must apply by Tuesday 26 November (midnight).

You can find out how to register to vote via the Electoral Commission website 

There is also a step-by-step easy read guide to registering to vote online.

There are several different ways to vote.

  • Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes is 5pm on 26 November
  • Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy is 5pm on 4 December

Further information on voting by post or voting by proxy is available on the Electoral Commission website.