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UK General Election 2024: A Short Guide

UK General Election 2024: A Short Guide


On July 4th 2024 the UK General Election will be taking place, it’s important to make the most of this opportunity and place your vote. This handy guide we’ve created will give you all the information you need in preparation to vote in the 2024 UK General Election.

Why should I vote in the UK General Election 2024?

You get to decide who makes the decisions on issues that you care about. Voting allows you to have some power over how the UK is run, if you’re particularly passionate about certain issues, voting can have an impact on this!

Many campaigners throughout the years have fought for their right to vote, such as the women’s suffrage movement, who even gave their lives to be able to vote.

Voting is a vital part of British values, embodying democracy, equality, and individual freedom. By participating in elections, residents have a voice in how the country is run, reflecting the democratic principle that power belongs to the people. Voting ensures that representatives are chosen with the consent of the governed and highlights the value of equality, as every vote carries equal weight. It also allows individuals to express their preferences and shape policies that affect their lives. Ultimately, voting is a cornerstone of British society, upholding the core values of its democratic system.

Who can I vote for in my constituency?

Whichever constituency you live in, you’ll have the option to vote for an MP to represent your constituency in the Houses of Parliament, it’s important to research your MP to see what they are campaigning for in your local area. This handy BBC guide will tell you which MP you can vote for in your constituency.

Which party should I vote for in the General Election?

This is your decision and it’s up to you, there are plenty of options to choose from, so make sure to research each party’s policies to figure out. This article will tell you the major policies for each political party so you can make your decision.

Where do I vote?

You’ll have to find your nearest polling station, this is where you can place your vote. You can find your polling station using

Photo of a polling station in the uk general election

What do I need to bring?

You’ll receive a poll card if you’ve registered to vote. The poll card will tell you the location of your polling station. You’ll need to bring photo ID with you. Did you know, this is the first general election photo ID has been required?

Photo ID options:

  • UK or Northern Ireland photocard driving licence (full or provisional)
  • Driving licence issued by an EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, the Isle of Man or any of the Channel Islands
  • UK passport
  • A passport issued by an EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or a Commonwealth country
  • PASS card (National Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
  • Blue Badge
  • Biometric residence permit (BRP)
  • Defence Identity Card (MOD form 90)
  • National identity card issued by the EU, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein
  • Northern Ireland Electoral Identity Card
  • Voter Authority Certificate
  • Anonymous Elector’s Document


With the UK General Election taking place on July 4th, 2024, it’s more important than ever to make your voice heard. This guide has provided you with the essential information you need to prepare for voting day— why voting matters, choosing the right party, and where to cast your vote.

Remember, voting is not just a right but a fundamental British value. By exercising your vote, you have the power to influence the decisions that shape the future of the country and impact the issues you care about most.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Go out and vote. Your voice matters.

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