Deadline to register to vote in general election is next Tuesday

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

With a general election being held on Thursday, 4 July residents not yet registered to vote are being urged to apply now.

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The deadline to register to vote in this general election is just before midnight on Tuesday, 18 June.

People can register online at GOV.UK. It only takes a few minutes – but you will need your National Insurance number to hand.

Those eligible to vote in a general election include British Citizens, those from Commonwealth countries, Malta, Cyprus and the Republic of Ireland. Citizens of European Union countries are not entitled to vote in a UK general election.

If you are going to be away on election day and wish to vote by post the deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday, 19 June. You can now apply for a postal vote online at GOV.UK.

There are three Parliamentary constituencies in the borough of Wandsworth. These are Putney, Battersea and Tooting constituencies.

On July 4 polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. 

Under new national rules, which apply across the country, anyone wishing to vote in person at any election must now show photographic ID or a Voter Authority Certificate.

The certificate is free and is available to those who don’t have photo ID – which is now a legal requirement for anyone wishing to vote in person at a polling station at any future election. To apply for one please visit the GOV.UK website. The deadline to apply for a certificate is 5pm on Wednesday, 26 June. 

The council’s website also has more information about voter identification and the types of ID that are permitted. 

For more information about the general election, including details of the candidates who are standing, please visit the council’s website.