How to vote

You must register to vote before Tuesday 18 June 2024. 


Who can vote

To vote in the UK Parliamentary General Election, you must:

  • be registered to vote
  • be 18 or over on the day of the election
  • be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth
  • resident at an address in the UK or living abroad and registered as an overseas elector
  • not be legally excluded from voting


Vote in person

On the day of election (Thursday 4 July 2024) you must vote at your designated polling station. 

You will receive a poll card in the post with the details of your polling station on it. You can also search your polling station using your post code

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 4 July 2024.

Remember to bring acceptable photo ID when you go to vote.

If you do not have the right photo ID to vote, you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate before 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024.


Vote by post

If you are unable to vote in person on the day of an election you can apply to vote by post. View more information about voting by post

The deadline to apply for a postal vote in the general election is before 5pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024


Proxy vote

You can nominate someone else to vote on your behalf. View more information on voting by proxy

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote in the general election is before 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024


How to complete your ballot papers

You have one choice on your white ballot paper. Mark a cross next the candidate of your choice.