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STEP 1: REGISTER TO VOTE

It’s important to vote in every election. Click here to take the first step. We’ll then direct you to the right place to officially register.

STEP 2: KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS

  • Where do I vote?
    Your polling station will be listed on your polling card, which is sent to you before an election. If you have lost your polling card or are unsure of your polling station, you can contact your local Electoral Registration Office. You can also find out by clicking here.
  • Do I need an ID to vote?
    Yes! The latest law in the UK now requires all voters to bring a valid form of identification to vote. Please see the list of IDs that are deemed acceptable: You can use any of the following accepted forms of photo ID when voting at a polling station. Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country (including an Irish Passport Card) Driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (this includes a provisional driving licence) A Blue Badge Older Person’s Bus Pass funded by the UK Government Disabled Person’s Bus Pass funded by the UK Government 60+ London Oyster Photocard funded by Transport for London Freedom Pass Scottish National Entitlement Card issued for the purpose of concessionary travel (including a 60+, disabled or under 22s bus pass) 60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card Disabled Person’s Welsh Concessionary Travel Card Senior SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland Registered Blind SmartPass or Blind Person’s SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland War Disablement SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland 60+ SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland Half Fare SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card) Please visit the Electoral Commission website to find out more about voter ID requirements in the UK.
  • What do I do if I don’t have a valid form of ID to vote?
    If you do not have any of the accepted forms of ID mentioned above, you can apply for a free voter authority certificate. This certificate serves as proof of your identity and allows you to vote in elections. To apply for a free voter authority certificate, you can visit the following link to apply: Apply for a free voter authority certificate. This certificate is a helpful option for those who do not possess any of the standard forms of ID required for voting.
  • How do I apply for a free voter authority certificate?
    Please apply for a free voter authority certificate.
  • How do I vote early?
    Voting early with a postal vote offers convenience and flexibility, allowing you to have your say in elections without needing to visit a polling station. You can vote early by applying for a postal vote.
  • Can I vote by post? How does it work?
    In England, Scotland, and Wales, you can vote early by applying for a postal vote or a proxy vote. In Northern Ireland, there is no early voting. You can apply for a post by clicking here.
  • Are there deadlines to register to vote and to apply for a postal vote?
    You’ll need to apply by 11:59 on 18 June 2024 to register to vote and 5pm 19th June for a postal vote.
  • What is a proxy vote?
    A proxy vote allows someone you trust to vote on your behalf. You must apply for a proxy vote in advance, and the deadline is usually 6 working days before an election. You can apply for a post by clicking here.
  • Is there a deadline to register for a proxy vote?
    You’ll need to apply by 5pm on 24 June 2024 to vote by proxy in the 2 May 2024 elections.
  • What should I do if I’ve recently moved?
    If you have recently moved, you need to update your voter registration. You can do this online at the official government website by clicking here.
  • What are the benefits of registering to vote?
    Registering to vote allows you to have a say in important decisions that affect your community, such as local elections and referendums. It gives you a voice in shaping the future of your country and ensures that your views are represented.
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