Deadline for registration for the General Election is approaching  - The Worcester Observer

Deadline for registration for the General Election is approaching 

Holly Clement 12th Jun, 2024   0

WORCESTER residents are being urged to act quickly to ensure they are registered to vote in the upcoming General Election on Thursday, July, 4.

The deadline for registration is fast approaching, with the cut-off set at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June, 18.

Registering to vote is a straightforward process that can be completed in just five minutes online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

To complete the registration, people need their National Insurance (NI) number.

Shane Flynn, electoral registration officer for Worcester City Council, said: “If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure you are registered to vote.

“Then you’ll be able to make your voice heard by deciding who represents you in Parliament.




“Voters will also need to show photo ID at polling stations before being given their ballot papers.

“A wide range of photo identification can be accepted, which most people will already have, including a passport, driving licence, immigration document and some travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass.


“Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.

“You can find the complete list and, if you don’t have any of the documents on the list, apply for a free photo ID by the June 26 deadline”

For those who prefer not to visit a polling station on election day, there are alternatives available.

Residents can apply for a postal vote or arrange a proxy vote, where someone else votes on their behalf. Details and application forms for these options can be found at worcester.gov.uk/elections.

The deadlines for these applications are:

Postal votes: 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19

Proxy votes: 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26

Voters will need to present photo ID at polling stations to receive their ballot papers.

Acceptable forms of photo ID include passports, driving licenses, immigration documents, and some travel passes like an older person’s bus pass.

Expired IDs are valid as long as the voter is still recognisable from the photo.

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