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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. The deadline to register to vote in the Parliamentary general election on Thursday 4 July has now passed.

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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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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Campaigning for your vote

Candidates, political parties and campaigners campaign in different ways to influence how you vote. 

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