It is now clear that the first day of the conference, Thursday 12 December, will coincide with the next UK general election which was recently announced – a circumstance we could not have foreseen when we set the dates months ago. Therefore, speakers and attendees who live in the UK must make sure they register for either a postal or proxy vote if they will be absent from their constituency on this day. (If you are already based in York then it will probably be fine.)
Registering only takes a few minutes and can be done so online here. In order to vote in this general election you must be registered by at least Monday 25 November. See this article on The Guardian for more details.
Thank you all in advance.