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General Election: Polling stations across Nottinghamshire open – you need photo ID

Polling stations opened at 7 am today Thursday 4 July for people to vote in the General Election and remain open until 10 pm this evening.

The Parliamentary election will take place on Thursday 4 July 2024. Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.

You can only vote if your name is on the Register of Electors and you are eligible to vote in Parliamentary Elections.

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Voting on Thursday 4 July 2024

You need photo ID to vote at the election this July

The UK Government introduced a requirement in 2023 for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at all elections in England.

This new requirement will apply again at the Parliamentary election taking place on Thursday 4 July 2024.

At this election you will need to bring acceptable photo ID to be able to vote at a polling station. Those voting by postal vote do not need to provide ID as separate security measures are already in place for voting by post.

Which forms of ID can I use to vote at a polling station?

You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable.  You can use any of the following:

  • Passport
  • Driving licence (including provisional license)
  • Blue badge
  • Certain concessionary travel cards
  • Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
  • Biometric Immigration document
  • Defence identity card
  • Certain national identity cards

For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, visit The Electoral Commission website   or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.

If you have a form of accepted ID that is out of date but still looks like you, you can still use it to vote.

You must show the original version of your photo ID when voting and not a photocopy.

If your photo ID is either lost or damaged after this deadline, you can apply for an emergency proxy vote, external up until 5pm on polling day.

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