General Election 2024: Register to Vote

Ahead of the General Election, find out how to register to vote, get voter ID and support people in your community to participate.

Dates you need to know

Tuesday 18th June (11:59pm) – Deadline to register to vote

Wednesday 19th June – Deadline for postal vote applications

26th June – Deadline for proxy vote applications and Deadline to apply for a voter ID certificate

4th July – Polling day

Can I vote?

If you are a British or Irish Citizen aged over 18 you can vote in the General Election. However, you don’t have to be a British citizen to vote in UK elections – some other nationalities or people with right to remain are eligible. Find out if you can vote in the upcoming General Election at ‘Can I’:

Register to vote

You need to register to vote in the upcoming election. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday 18th June at midnight. If you’re not sure whether you have already registered, fill out the form again and make sure you are on the list.

Register to vote here:

Easy read guide on register to vote (English & Welsh) available here:

You’ll be asked for your National Insurance number (but you can still register if you do not have one).

Photo ID

Everyone will need to present photo ID to be able to vote in this election. You can use some forms of photo ID that you might already have, or apply for a voter authority certificate. 

Find out about  photo ID you can use here:

Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate here:

Information about voter ID translated into Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Romanian and Slovak:

Help people in your community to vote

Despite government policy shaping the lives of those living in poverty, many people on lower incomes face barriers to voting and having their say. Can you support people in your community to register and get ID by putting information in your local community spaces?

The Poverty Alliance have produce a poster you can download and print here:

The Joint Public Issues Team have produced a poster about Voter ID you can download here: 

You can find guidance on how to vote if you are homeless here:

The Electoral Commission has produced a webpage with all the essential links here:

Become a Voter Registration Champion

If you are part of a faith or community group, be a voter registration champion at this election. Make sure everyone in your community is registered to vote, and is supported to get ready for polling day. Citizens UK are providing resources and support to help.  You can find everything you need here:

Find out about your local candidates

Find out about the people standing to be elected in your area:


Engage your local candidates on poverty

Commit to taking action to put poverty on the agenda ahead of the general election.

Take action here

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