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Upcoming elections & referendums

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

UK Parliamentary General Election 2015

The deadline to register to vote for elections on 7 May 2015 has now passed

You can no longer register to vote in the elections on 7 May 2015. The deadline to apply to register was Monday 20 April.

If you are not sure if you are already registered, contact your local electoral registration office.

You can still register now for other future elections.

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

In Northern Ireland, visit our Register to vote in Northern Ireland page to download a registration form.

Count arrangements

We have requested information from (Acting) Returning Officers on their count arrangements. Below you can find details about the count arrangements where they are known so far for the 632 parliamentary constituencies in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Electoral Commission requests and publishes the information in order to provide electoral administrators, candidates, the media and the public with more information about the different count arrangements that are in place.

View count information for the UK general election 2015 (XLS)

While we have asked for this information, (Acting) Returning Officers are not required to provide it. Not all (Acting) Returning Officers have submitted their count arrangements and this is recorded as ‘no information received’.

The spreadsheet was first published on 7 April 2015. We will update this spreadsheet every Friday (starting on 10 April) with any additional information be provided to us by those areas that have not yet responded to our requests. Any new information or changes will be highlighted in yellow and will only stay highlighted for a week before the spreadsheet is updated again.

In Northern Ireland counting in all 18 constituencies will take place overnight in eight count venues. For more information on the arrangements for each count venue contact the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland

Local government and mayoral elections in England

On Thursday 7 May, local government elections are taking place across England (excluding London). A number of mayoral elections are also taking place.

View a list of all local government and mayoral elections taking place in England in 2015 (XLS)

Future elections and referendums

We will add links to further information about each of these elections as it becomes available




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