Formal notice of General Election

Monday, 11 November 2019

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

Nomination packs for those wishing to stand as a candidate in the election can still be obtained by:

Nomination papers must be submitted to the Acting Returning Officer, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm, from Tuesday 12 November to Thursday 14 November.  Nomination papers cannot be handed in at Filey or Whitby. The list of persons nominated to stand for election will be published at 5pm on Thursday 14 November.

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 before the deadline of midnight, Tuesday 26 November. Alternatively, people can contact our 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 at

The deadline for making changes to existing postal vote arrangements or applying for a postal vote is 5.00pm, Tuesday 26 November. The deadline for applying to vote by proxy is 5.00pm, Wednesday 4 December.

The formal notice of election and full election timetable can be downloaded below.

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