UK General Election 2024

The UK General election will take place on Thursday 4th July 2024, between 07:00am and 10:00pm. We have put this short guide together to help you get registered to vote or find out key information that you may need.


Important deadlines for the Westminster Election on 4th July:

:writing_hand: Register to vote: 18 June at 11:59PM.

📮 Apply for a postal vote: 19 June at 5PM.

📄 Voter Authority Certificate applications (Free option for those needing Voter ID): 26 June at 5PM.

  Polls open: 4th July from 7AM until 10PM.


It is important that you bring a valid form of ID with you on Polling day or you will not be allowed to vote. We previously wrote about how Westminster has introduced new Voter ID laws that could supress Scotland's voice.


Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible to vote? Click here to find out more
Where do I vote? You’ll be sent a poll card just before an election or referendum telling you when to vote and at which polling station.
How do I vote by post? Click here for more
How do I vote by proxy? Click here for more
How do I vote without going to a polling station? You can vote by post or apply to have someone vote for you (by proxy).
What photo ID do I need to bring with me to vote? You can check all eligible ID by clicking here
How do I vote if I live abroad? Click here for more
How do I vote? Click here for more
When are polling stations open? Between the hours of 7am and 10pm on Thursday 4th July.