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Upcoming elections & referendums

On this page you can find information about upcoming elections and referendums in the UK.

Elections and referendums in 2017

The following elections are taking place on 4 May 2017:

UK general election - Thursday 8 June

If you are already registered to vote or applied to register to vote before the deadline for the 4 May local elections, you do not need to re-register to vote.

If you are not registered to vote, you will need to register to vote by Monday 22 May to vote at the UK general election.

In England, Scotland and Wales you can register to vote at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Local council by-elections

Local by-elections can take place at any time of year. Your local council will be able to tell you if any by-elections are coming up in your area.

Future elections


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English local government

Mayoral elections

Scottish local government

Welsh local government

UK parliamentary general election

English local government

European Parliament

Northern Ireland local government

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