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UK parliamentary general election (4 July 2024)

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There will be a UK parliamentary general election on Thursday 4 July 2024.


To be eligible to vote in this election you must:

If you are not already registered to vote, you must register by Tuesday 18 June to be eligible to vote in this election.

If you are unable to or don't want to vote in person (by visiting a polling station), then you can either:

Photo ID you'll need to bring to a polling station

Voters in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will need to show photo ID to be eligible to vote in person and by proxy in these elections.

If you don't have an accepted form of photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document (known as a Voter Authority Certificate).

Your application for a Voter Authority Certificate must be received by us by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

If you’re voting as someone’s proxy

You’ll need to take your own ID when you go to vote on someone else’s behalf. You do not need to take theirs.

Candidates standing for election

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole residents are part of one of the following parliamentary constituencies:

  • Bournemouth East
  • Bournemouth West
  • Christchurch
  • Mid Dorset and North Poole
  • Poole

View a list of candidates standing for election.

Polling stations

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on the day of an election (‘polling day’). There is no closure for lunch.

Some of the usual polling venues have not been made available to us this time, so please take note of your polling station address from your poll card as it may be different.

Election notices

View or download election notices.

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