Elections

UK General Elecion 2019

A UK Parliamentary General Election will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019.

There are two constituencies in the Scottish Borders:

  • Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
  • Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

We are responsible for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk while Dumfries and Galloway Council oversees the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency.

Voting

  • To vote you must be eligible and have applied to be registered by midnight on Tuesday 26 November.
  • The deadline for applications for postal votes is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.
  • Applications for a proxy vote can be made up until 5pm on Wednesday 4 December.

To apply or for more information contact the Electoral Registration Officer.

How it works

The voting system for the UK Parliamentary General Election is the First Past the Post system.

To become a Member of the UK Parliament (MP) in Westminster a candidate simply has to win more votes than any other candidate standing in a particular constituency.

Voters simply need to mark an 'X' next to their preferred candidate on the ballot paper.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on 12 December. If possible please take your pollcard with you when voting, however it is not essential.

Candidates for the election will be confirmed and announced on 14 November.

Media Accreditation

For Media Accreditation at the count, contact our MediaTeam directly .

Community Council Elections

Each community council must hold an election at least once every four years, giving new members the opportunity to join. Visit our community council election page for more information.