4 July 2024 Parliamentary Election

Posted on: Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The General Election has now been called and will be held on 4 July 2024. We know that many of you will have questions about this and we want to help you to have your voice heard.

We’ve put together the following guidance to help you to make your vote. You can also view the latest news about the election here.

Am I registered to vote?

If you received a polling card for the recent Mayoral and PCC elections, providing you haven’t moved, you will not need to register to vote this time.

If you have moved home recently, changed your name or nationality,  or you aren’t currently registered to vote, then you will need to register before the deadline, Tuesday 18 June 2024.

You can apply to register online.

If you are already registered correctly, you do not need to register again for this election.

Who can I vote for?

The names of candidates standing in your constituency have been published on our website. 

I am not going to be at home to vote, what options do I have?

With the election taking place in July, which for many people is when they are on holiday, this may be an issue for you. Please check the deadlines carefully, if you aren’t going to be at home when the postal votes arrive, a proxy vote may work better for you.

There are two options available to you, you can either:

You can apply for either option online or you can download and complete a paper copy and return it to us by post or email. Full details are given on our website: https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/your-council/your-council/elections/4-july-2024-parliamentary-election/

If you are given a postal vote, you won’t be able to vote in person at a polling station on election day.

You can apply for an emergency proxy vote in certain circumstances. Full details are given on our website.

Will I need voter ID for this election?

As with the local elections in 2023 and the recent Mayoral and PCC elections you will need to bring photo ID with you.

This can be:

  • Passport – this can be an out of date passport, providing the picture is still recognisable as you.
  • 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

If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID, or you’re not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. You can apply for this at voter-authority-certificate.service.gov.uk.

Alternatively, you can complete a paper application form by contacting voting@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk.

You can find out more including how to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate on our website: https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/voterid/

Key dates

Notice of election Tuesday 4 June 2024
Statement of Persons Nominated No later than 5pm on Friday 7 June 2024
Notice of Poll No later than 5pm on Friday 7 June 2024
Register to vote Tuesday 18 June 2024
Apply for a postal vote 5pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024

Postal vote delivery dates


Expected first issue delivery

(for applications received by Tuesday 4 June 2024)

Friday 21 June 2024

Expected second issue delivery

(for applications received between Wednesday 5 June 2024 and Wednesday 19 June)

Wednesday 26 June 2024
Apply for a proxy vote 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024
Apply for Voter Authority Certificates (VAC) 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024
Appointing an emergency proxy 5pm on polling day

The verification of the ballot boxes and counting of the votes will take place at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, Lord Hawke Way, Newark, NG24 4FH for the Newark constituency and Dukeries Leisure Centre, Main Road, Boughton, NG22 9JJ for the Sherwood Forest constituency, following the close of poll on Thursday 4 July 2024.