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General Election – Information for Voters

With the General Election taking place on Thursday 4 July, we want to ensure that all residents are able to cast their vote. Please see useful information below

 Key dates for the election are:

  • Deadline for registration applications – 23:59 on 18 June
  • Deadline for postal vote applications – 17:00 on 19 June
  • Deadline for proxy vote applications – 5.00pm on 26 June
  • Deadline for Voter Authority Certificate applications – 5.00pm on 26 June
  • Polling Day – 4 July

Accepted forms of Voter ID include:

  • Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state (Opens in new window) or a Commonwealth country (including an Irish Passport Card)
  • Driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (this includes a provisional driving licence)
  • A Blue Badge
  • Older Person’s Bus Pass funded by the UK Government
  • Disabled Person’s Bus Pass funded by the UK Government
  • Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)
  • Biometric immigration document
  • Ministry of Defence Form 90 (Defence Identity Card)
  • National identity card issued by an EEA state

You can apply for a free voter ID document, known as Voter Authority Certificate if:

  • You don’t have an accepted form of photo ID
  • You’re not sure whether your photo ID looks like you
  • You’re worried about using an existing form of ID for any other reason, such as the use of a gender marker

 

Out of date photo ID

  • You can still use your photo ID if it’s out of date, as long as it looks like you
  • The name on your ID should be the same name you used to register to vote

 

Key web links

Register to vote – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Apply for a postal vote – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Apply for a proxy vote – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Apply for photo ID to vote (called a ‘Voter Authority Certificate’) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 Information provided by Broxtowe Borough Council 


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