General election 2019: Are you registered to vote in East Devon and Exeter?

East Devon and Exeter residents are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote in the general election on Thursday, December 12.

The deadline to register is midnight on Tuesday, November 26, and householders have been told the process only takes five minutes.

Poll cards will be sent out in mid-November.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is asking residents to make sure they are registered at their current address.

Mark Williams, acting returning officer for the East Devon constituency, said: “If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered to vote.

“It takes just a few minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.”

To register, click here. You will need your date of birth and National Insurance number to hand.

Anyone who is away on polling day, or unable to vote in person, can apply to vote by post or by proxy.

The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on Tuesday, November 26.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday, December 4.

To request a postal or proxy vote, or to check you are registered, contact East Devon Electoral Services on 01395 571529, or email

Any students living in Exeter will need to ensure that they are on the electoral register in the city if they want to vote here.

Otherwise, they will need to arrange a postal or proxy vote in their home town or city.

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