General elections

A UK Parliamentary General Election is to be held on Thursday 12th December 2019.

Did you know that not everyone living within the Borough of Scarborough is voting in relation to the same constituency?

The Borough covers The Scarborough and Whitby Constituency, and part of the Thirsk and Malton Constituency.

If you live in the areas of Filey, Hunmanby, Folkton, Flixton, Primrose Valley, Speeton, Reighton or Muston, then you are voting in respect of the Thirsk and Malton Constituency.  More information about the candidates for that area can be found on the Ryedale Council website

Register to vote

The deadline to register is 11:59pm on 26 November to vote in the General Election on 12 December.

Register online >

Register by paper form.

List of polling stations.

Voting by post

You must apply for a postal vote if you want to vote by post, for example, if:

  • you’re away from home
  • you’re abroad and want to vote in England, Scotland or Wales

You do not need to give a reason unless you’re voting in Northern Ireland.

You can also send your completed postal voting form via email (scanned images or photos are acceptable)

The deadline for applying for a postal vote for this election has now passed.

Voting by proxy

If you’re unable to vote in person you can ask someone to vote on your behalf. This is called a proxy vote.

You can only apply for a proxy vote under certain circumstances, including:

  • being away on polling day
  • having a medical issue or disability
  • not being able to vote in person because of work or military service

How to apply for a proxy vote

Apply for a proxy vote using a paper form. You need to send it to your local Electoral Registration Office.

You need to apply by 5pm on 4 December to vote by proxy in the General Election.

Election documents



Election Timetable


Nomination Pack

Register Request Form


Notice of Election

11 November 2019

Statement of Persons Nominated

(including Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations)

Published Thursday 14 November

Notice of Agents acting on behalf of candidates Published Thursday 14 November


Will be published by Friday 13 December

View our election maps

Constituency map 

Consitiuency map

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