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General Election 2024

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General Election 2024

The next General Election will take place on Thursday 4 July. 

The deadline to register to vote is 11.59pm on Tuesday 18 June.

Key dates

30 May: dissolution of Parliament

Dissolution is the official term for the end of a Parliament. When Parliament is dissolved, every seat in the House of Commons becomes vacant. Find out more about dissolution of Parliament.

31 May: receipt of writ

Writs are legal documents that authorise holding a general election or by-election. Find out more about writs.

31 May: notice of election published

3 June: nominations open

If you wish to stand as a candidate, you must submit nomination papers by 4pm, 7 June 2024. Information for candidates and agents.

7 June: statement of persons nominated, notice of poll and situation of polling stations published

18 June: deadline to register to vote

You must register to vote by 11.59pm on 18 June. If you are completing a paper form, you must allow enough time for it to reach us by the deadline.

19 June: deadline for postal vote applications 

If you want to apply to vote by post you must submit your online application by 5pm 19 June. If you’re completing a paper form, you must allow enough time for it to reach us by the deadline.

26 June: deadline for proxy vote and Voter Authority Certificate applications

If you want to apply to vote by proxy, you must submit your online application by 5pm. If you’re completing a paper form, you must allow enough time for it to reach us by the deadline.

If you do not have accepted photo ID, you must apply for a Voter Authority Certificate. Submit your online application by 5pm. If you’re completing a paper form, you must allow enough time for it to reach us by the deadline.

4 July: vote in person

  • Polling stations are open between 7am to 10pm.
  • You must vote at the polling station on your poll card. Find your polling station
  • Remember to bring your photo ID or Voter Authority Certificate with you. You cannot vote without it.
  • Deadline for an emergency proxy vote is 5pm
  • Polling stations close at 10pm
  • The count starts at 10pm after the close of the poll. 
  • Once the results are declared, each Constituency Notice will be published.

Contact Electoral Services

We’re here to help and you can contact us by:
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: 020 7974 4444

Address:
Electoral Services
Crowndale Centre
218 Eversholt Street
London
NW1 1BD