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Voting in the General Election – what you need to know

by Guy Murphy

A General Election has been called for Thursday 4 July 2024.

If you are already registered to vote, you don’t need to do anything. You will have received a Poll Card in the post.

If you are not already registered to vote, you have until 11.59pm on 18 June 2024 to apply in order to vote in the General Election.

To register to vote online, you need just five minutes and your National Insurance number.

You can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or you can download a paper form here.

Postal Votes

If you’d like to apply for a postal vote, you can do this by visiting the Government’s website. You will be asked to provide your National Insurance Number.

If you are already registered for a postal vote, you don’t need to do anything. You will be contacted by the Election Team when your postal vote is due for renewal.

Proxy Votes

You can also apply for a proxy vote by contacting Knowsley’s Election Team via email at elections@knowsley.gov.uk or by calling 0151 443 2222.

Photo ID needed if voting in person

Remember, if you are voting in person, you need to show photo ID. Accepted ID includes a passport, driving licence, blue badge, a proof of age card, travel concessionary cards, Biometric Immigration document, Defence Identity Card or National Identity Card.  A full list of accepted ID can be viewed here.

If you don’t have any registered form of photo ID, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate here. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

On Thursday 4 July 2024, polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.

If you vote in person, your nearest polling station will be printed on your Poll Card.

Alternatively, you can find out where you nearest polling station is by typing your postcode on the polling station finder here.