The UK General Election

Posted 5 days ago

General Election called for 4th July 2024

The UK Prime Minister has called a General Election to be held on the 4th July 2024.

Our reactions to this news may differ - some of us may be excited, nervous or stressed - or a mix of many emotions.

We have summarised some key information below to help you navigate this period of time. 


The deadline to register to vote is midnight on 18th June 2024.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 19th June 2024.

The deadline to apply for voter ID as well as the deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on 26th June.


Polling stations will be open 7am-10pm on 4th July 2024.

Check your ballot card for the location of your polling station - it may not be where you'd expect!

If you register to vote in time, you should receive your ballot card in the post.

REMEMBER: ID is now required for in-person voting, so make sure you take it with you. Student IDs are NOT accepted.

More information on voter ID: How to vote: Photo ID you'll need - GOV.UK (


Student Space from Student Minds have created a General Election pack to help support you during this uncertain time. Click the link below to access.

You can also search support available at your college here.