Parliamentary General elections are held in response to Her Majesty the Queen dissolving Parliament and issuing a Writ to hold an election.
The maximum term of office of a Government is five years.
The last Parliamentary General election was held on 12 December 2019. The next Parliamentary General election is due on the first Thursday in May 2024.
The result of the last Parliamentary General election for the Rutland and Melton constituency can be seen on the election results page.
You may find the following information useful in the run-up to the election.
Registering to vote
Applications to register to vote must be received by RCC by Midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019 to be eligible to vote in the election.
Please note that house moves, even within the county cannot be completed without a new application being made at the new property.
Postal and Proxy voting
Application forms for postal, proxy and postal proxy votes can be downloaded from Gov.UKsite how to vote or from CST (blank forms will be provided). Applications for postal votes (and Postal Proxy) must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019.
An elector wishing to cancel an existing postal vote or change to a proxy vote must do so by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019 or they will not be able to vote at a polling station.
Applications for Proxy Votes must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019.
The first run of postal votes will be going out on or around 2 November (those to overseas will go earlier on 25 November).
Please note that if you applied for a postal vote on or after 13 November, your postal vote will not be sent out until 3 December 2019.
Poll Cards are due to be dispatched directly from our printer on or around Wednesday 20 November 2019.
Full details of polling stations throughout Rutland and where to go to vote can be found on our Polling Stations page.
You can contact our Elections Team about any issues relating to elections by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling: 01572 720 954.