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Important deadlines in the run-up to the General Election on 12 December.

Important deadlines in the run-up to the General Election on 12 December.

Daventry District Council verifies and counts the votes for the Daventry Parliamentary Constituency, which includes Daventry District as well as to two wards from the borough of Wellingborough (Earls Barton and West) and the South Northamptonshire district wards of Harpole & Grange, and Heyfords & Bugbrooke.

People who are not already registered to vote have until midnight on Tuesday 26 November to do so if they wish to vote in this General Election. The quickest and easiest way to do this is at More »

The deadline to apply for, or cancel, a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November. Once people have received their postal vote they should mark their vote on the ballot paper and send it back so that it arrives by close of poll, which is 10pm on Thursday 12 December.

Anyone who cannot get to a polling station and wishes to appoint someone to vote on their behalf can apply for a proxy vote up to 5pm on Wednesday 4 December, though if an elector falls ill or is called away on business after this date they may be able to apply for a proxy vote up to 5pm on 12 December

Proxy and postal vote application forms can be requested by contacting Daventry District Council's Electoral Services team at or on 01327 871100.

Prospective candidates have until 4pm on Thursday 14 November to submit their nominations. The list of candidates for the Daventry constituency will be published at on Friday, 15 November. » Less

Posted: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 11:55 by Web Team



Who is eligible to vote in a general election?

To vote in a UK general election you must:

  • Be 18 or over on the day of the election.
  • Be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen.
  • Be resident at an address in the UK (or a British citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years).
  • Not be legally excluded from voting.

You also need to be on the electoral register. You only have to register once but will need to re-register if you have changed your address, name or nationality since you first registered. In order to vote in this general election, you must be registered by at least Monday 26 November. More »

If you need help, you should contact your local Electoral Registration Office. (Daventry is 01327 871100)

I'm a student. Where do I register to vote?

If you are a student, you can register to vote at both your home and term-time addresses but remember that in a general election it is illegal to vote more than once. For tactical reasons, you might decide it is better to vote in one location or the other – for example, you might usually live in a marginal seat, and your university address might be in a safe seat, or vice-versa.

One further complication this time around – Thursday 12 December is close to when term finishes, so you might already have travelled home. But there is nothing stopping you applying for a postal vote in your university constituency if you want to vote there.

What do I do if I can't vote in person on 12 December?

There are two ways to vote if you can't be there to vote in person on the day of an election – with either a postal vote or a proxy vote. To apply for a postal or proxy vote you must already be registered to vote and on the electoral roll.

Voting by proxy

A proxy vote means someone can vote on your behalf. Anyone can act as your proxy provided they're registered to vote and allowed to vote in the same type of election.

Usually, you need to apply for a proxy vote at least six working days before election day if you want to vote in England, Scotland or Wales – ie before 5 December. There are different forms to fill in depending on the reason you want the proxy vote, which can be:

  • You'll be away.
  • You'll be at work.
  • You'll be attending a course.
  • You're disabled.
  • You're living overseas.
  • You're serving overseas as a member of the armed forces.
  • You're a British Council employee or Crown servant (for example diplomatic or overseas civil service).

There's a different form to apply to vote by proxy in Northern Ireland and you need to apply at least 14 working days before election day – ie before 21 November.

Voting by post

Anyone registered to vote in an election can apply for a postal vote. You don't need to give a reason. If you live in England, Scotland or Wales you need to fill in this form and then send it to your local Electoral Registration Office. If you want to vote by post in Northern Ireland, you need to follow the instructions here from the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland.

How can I be sure if I am registered to vote?

If you have any doubts that you are registered to vote, you should contact your local Electoral Registration Office. You can use this service to find the address » Less

Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:01 by Web Team

A43 road closures: 1st November - 4th November

Balfour Beatty are currently constructing Phase 1b of the A43 Moulton Bypass on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council. As part of the works there is a requirement to install new drainage pipework and service ducts across both the existing A43 carriageway and the junction of Thorpeville with the A43.

This work cannot be undertaken safely whilst the road is open to traffic. We will therefore need to temporarily close the A43 between Round Spinney Roundabout and Moulton Roundabout. More »

The road will be closed for three weekends, the first being Midnight on Friday 1st November until 06:00hrs on Monday 4th November 2019. A contingency closure is planned for the weekend of Friday 8th November to Monday 11th November. You will be notified as soon as possible on 4th November if this contingency is required. the next dates are planned to be: 6th to 9th December and 13th to 16th December.

Please note that the junction between Thorpeville and the A43 will be closed and that a temporary access will be created at the north end of the service road (refer to attached sketch). This temporary access will be closed off once the road re-opens to traffic at 06:00 hrs on Monday 4th November. » Less

Posted: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 22:34 by Web Team