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. 

REGISTERING TO VOTE: Important Dates

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.

VOTING DAY

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 (www.gov.uk)

SUPPORT

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.