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UK Parliamentary General Election


The UK Parliamentary general election will take place on THURSDAY 4 JULY 2024

You need to bring photo ID

The election gives people the opportunity to choose their Member of Parliament (MP).  An MP represents a local constituency in the House of Commons for up to 5 years.

Who can vote?

You can vote in this election if you are registered to vote and:

  • you are British, Irish, or qualifying Commonwealth citizen,
  • over the age of 18 on election day,
  • live in the UK or a UK citizen living abroad who is registered to vote, and
  • are legally allowed to vote

You can check if you are eligible to vote in this election

Register to vote

You can no longer register to vote in the General Election on 4 July 2024.

Voting in person

You will need to vote at a specific polling station based on your address on the electoral register.

You must show an accepted form of photo ID.  If you do not have an accepted form of ID, you can apply online.

Voting by post

You can no longer apply for a postal vote for the General Election on 4 July 2024.

Voting by proxy

You must apply for a proxy for someone to vote on your behalf, by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

Boundary Changes

The new constituency boundaries will be used for the first time across the UK.  

You can find information on the new constituencies on the Boundary Commission for Wales website.