7 June 2024

General Election: Make sure you can vote…

The General Election will be taking place next month on Thursday 4th July.

We’re sharing information on how to register to vote, request a a proxy or postal vote and new changes to how you vote with the requirement for photo ID.

Make sure you’re registered

If you’ve moved house or aren’t currently on the electrol register then don’t forget you need to register by 11:59pm on 18 June 2024. If you are unsure then register as you won’t be penalised for registering twice (you will still only get one vote).

Register for a posal or proxy vote

If you are unable to make to a poling station you can decide to register by post or by proxy (having someone vote on your behalf)

When voting by post, read all the instructions fully and make sure you sign and date in the right places. If you have a postal vote but don’t post it in time, you can drop it off at your polling station on the day.

Find out who is standing in your local area

Visit whocanivotefor.co.uk and entering your postcode to see information on the candidates. 

Photo ID

If is now required to bring photo ID in order to vote. Click here to see the full list of accepted ID. If you don’t have a photo ID you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate.

Polling day 

Polling stations will open from 7am, and you can find out where your polling station is here


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