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Election - hop to it and register to vote

General election: Hop to it and register to vote

If you are not registered, then you will not be able to vote in the upcoming UK Parliamentary general election on Thursday 4 July.

You can register to vote or change your voting details online. You will need to register by 18 June to vote at this election.

Photo ID

Photo ID will also be required when voting in person at polling stations across the borough. This is because of a change in legislation introduced by the government.

Voters will only need to show one form of photo ID, but it must be the original as copies will not be accepted and you will not be able to vote. You may also be able to use expired photo ID if you are still recognisable from the photo.

Accepted forms of photo ID

There are many accepted forms of ID, they are:

  • passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state, or a Commonwealth country
  • driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (this includes a provisional driving licence)
  • a Blue Badge
  • older person’s bus pass
  • Oyster 60+ card
  • Freedom Pass
  • PASS card
  • biometric immigration document
  • national identity card issued by an EEA state
  • voter authority certificate issued by a local authority.

If you do not have any of the forms of ID shown above, or you are not sure your photo ID still looks like you, or you are worried about using an existing form of ID for any other reason, you can either:

The deadline to apply for a new postal vote or postal proxy application, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024.

Need help?

For help on registering to vote or applying for a postal or proxy ballot for the general election,  please contact the elections team at elections@ealing.gov.uk or call the helpline on 020 8825 7777.

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