ANYONE who is registered to vote in the forthcoming General Election but is unable to make it to a polling station on the day, has other options to take part.

Those unable to get to a polling station on December 12 can apply for a postal or proxy vote.

A postal vote means you can post your vote to your local council in advance of the election.

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The deadline to apply for a postal vote for the General Election is 5pm on November 26.

With a proxy vote you can nominate a specific person to vote on your behalf at your polling station.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote for the General Election is 5pm on December 4.

For those not already registered, the deadline for the General Election is midnight on November 26.

Oxford City Council Returning Officer, Anita Bradley said: “Postal and proxy voting offer alternatives for those who, for whatever reason, know they won’t be able to make it to vote in person in their polling station.

“We want to make sure that everyone who is entitled to vote can do so, so please consider one of these alternatives if you aren’t going to be able to get there.”

Registered electors will receive a polling card in the post with details of their polling station.

EU citizens, who are not British, Irish, Cypriot or Maltese, are not eligible to vote in UK Parliamentary elections.

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Students who are registered in Oxford and at their home address must choose one place in which to vote.

It is an offence to vote more than once at a national-level election.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on December 12.

The results will be announced on December 13.

For more information, to find out if you are already registered or if you would like a paper application form, phone Oxford City Council’s electoral registration office on 01865 249811 or email

Visit Oxford City Council's election webpage for other information