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Register to vote

Register to vote in UK elections if you've never registered before, have moved house or have changed your name. The deadline to register to vote in the elections on Thursday 2 May 2024 in England and Wales was 11:59pm on Tuesday 16 April.

Register to vote

Register to vote in UK elections if you've never registered before, have moved house or have changed your name.

Register to vote

Register to vote in UK Parliamentary elections if you're a British citizen living overseas who has previously lived or been registered to vote in the UK.

Contact your local council

Find contact details for the electoral services team at your local council

Contact the local council for your last UK address

Find contact details for the electoral services team at the local council for your last UK address.

Find out about elections in your area

Find contact details for the electoral services team at your local council and polling station information.

Find out about elections in your area

Find contact details for the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland

Contact your local Electoral Registration Office

Find contact details for your local Electoral Registration Office

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Voter ID

Voters in England now need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

This applies to:

  • UK parliamentary elections, including general elections, by-elections and recall petitions
  • Local elections and by-elections
  • Police and Crime Commissioner elections

The deadline to apply for free voter ID for the elections on 2 May 2024 has now passed but you can still apply for free voter ID to use at future elections.

Don’t have ID? Apply for free voter ID now.

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Voter ID

Voters in Scotland now need to show photo ID to vote at polling places in some elections.

This applies to UK parliamentary elections, including general elections, by-elections and recall petitions.

Voters in Scotland will not need to show photo ID at Scottish Parliament elections or at council elections.

Don’t have ID? Apply for free voter ID now.

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Voter ID

Voters in Wales now need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

This applies to:

  • UK parliamentary elections, including general elections, by-elections and recall petitions
  • Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Voters in Wales will not need to show photo ID to vote at a polling station at Senedd elections or local council elections.

The deadline to apply for free voter ID for the elections on 2 May 2024 has now passed but you can still apply for free voter ID to use at future elections.

Don’t have ID? Apply for free voter ID now.

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Voter ID

Overseas voters in the UK on polling day now need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations.

This applies to UK parliamentary elections, including general elections, by-elections and recall petitions.

Don’t have ID? Apply for free voter ID now.

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There are changes to voting for EU citizens living in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. We are currently in the process of updating the tool below with this information. 

Find out more about the changes for EU citizens living in England, Northern Ireland and Wales

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