Register to vote in General Election 2024: How to get your vote online, deadlines, who can vote – and everything else you need to know

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Registering to vote is easy and can be done online just a few minutes.

At this election, every vote will matter – there are hundreds of marginal seats across the country that will determine whether Britain continues with a weak and failing Conservative Party under Rishi Sunak, or elects a changed Labour Party with Keir Starmer and a plan to change Britain.

That’s why it’s vital to make sure you are registered to vote when the 2024 General Election takes place on Thursday 4 July.

Getting on the electoral register and using your vote is quick and simple – even if you’ve never done it before. And if you’re fed up with 14 years of this Tory Government, it’s absolutely vital you send them a message.

It’s time for change. But change will only come if you vote for it.

Who can vote in the 2024 UK General Election?

To vote in the 2024 General Election you must be at least 18 years old on Thursday 4 July, be a British citizen – or qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland – and be on the electoral register.

How to vote in a UK general election

Voting is easy. First, you need to make sure you are registered to vote.

Before the general election, you will be sent a polling card that tells you where your local polling station is. This will be close to where you live and is the only place you can cast your vote.

On election day, polls are open between 7am and 10pm. You don’t need your polling card, but you do need to take photo ID to vote.

How do I register to vote and can I register to vote online?

Registering to vote is easy to do online. Head over to

Registering to vote will take about five minutes.

To register, you need your national insurance number or passport number and your address. 

Every UK resident with the right to work is issued with a national insurance number at age 16. You can find the number on your national insurance card, or on a payslip from your employer.

After you’ve registered, your name and address will appear on the electoral register. This will allow you to vote.

How can I check if I’m registered to vote?

You can contact your local Electoral Registration Office to find out if you’re already registered.

If you’re not sure if you’ve already on the electoral register, there’s no harm in registering now to make sure you can vote in this election.

When is the deadline to register to vote in the 2024 UK General Election?

You can register to vote in the 2024 General Election until Tuesday 18 June at 11.59pm.

Can I be registered to vote in more than one place?

If you split your time between two homes – for instance, if you are a student – you can be registered at more than one place, but you can only cast one ballot in a general election.

The safest bet is to register where you’d like to vote and apply for a postal vote if you’re not sure where you’ll be on polling day.

Can I register to vote before I turn 18?

Yes – if you haven’t turned 18 yet, but will be on or before election day, you can register to vote now to make sure you don’t miss out.

What if I’m on holiday or away from home on election day?

If you’re planning to be away on election day or aren’t sure where you’ll be, registering for a postal vote is quick and easy to do.

Can I vote if I haven’t received a polling card?

Don’t worry if you haven’t been sent a card. You do not need your polling card to vote – only photo ID.

When the polling station locations are announced, you will be able to find your local polling station on our website with our polling station finder.