How to Register to Vote in the UK 

To be eligible to vote in the upcoming General Election – 4th July 2024 

Important Deadlines 

  • Register to vote: Midnight, Tuesday, 18 June 2024 
  • Apply for a postal vote: 5pm, Wednesday, 19 June 2024 
  • Apply for a proxy vote: 5pm, Wednesday, 26 June 2024 

Eligibility to Register 

To register to vote in the UK, you must: 

  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Be a British citizen, an Irish citizen, or a qualifying Commonwealth citizen 
  • Be a resident at an address in the UK, or a British citizen living abroad who has been registered in the UK in the past 15 years 

Steps to Register 

  1. Online Registration: 
  1. Information Needed: 
  • Your National Insurance number 
  • Your address details 
  1. Updating Details: 
  • If you need to update your name, address, or nationality, register again with your new details. 

Voting Requirements 

  • Photo Identification: You need to provide photographic ID to vote at a polling station. For details on accepted forms of ID, visit the voter ID page. If you do not have an acceptable form of ID, apply for a free voter authority certificate by 5pm on Wednesday, 26 June 2024. 

Voting Options 

  1. Voting by Post: 
  • If you cannot vote in person, apply for a postal vote. 
  • Your application must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 19 June 2024. 
  • Photo ID is not required for postal voting. 
  1. Voting by Proxy: 
  • If you want someone to vote on your behalf, appoint a proxy. 
  • The proxy must vote at your polling station and provide their own photo ID. 
  • The deadline for proxy applications is 5pm on Wednesday, 26 June 2024. 

There’s a different process to register anonymously, for example if you’re concerned about your safety or the safety of someone in your household.

Ensure you are registered by the deadlines to participate in the upcoming General Election on 4th July 2024. Don’t miss your chance to have your say! 

Parish Clerk