Date of Wellingborough by-election announced

Elections and voting

11 January 2024

The by-election for the parliamentary constituency of Wellingborough will take place on 15 February following the result of the recall petition in December.

Residents living in the Wellingborough constituency, who are registered to vote, will start to receive their poll cards around 19 January.

The poll cards include information on how to arrange a postal or proxy vote for those who cannot make it to their polling station on 15 February.

The deadline for eligible residents who are not registered to vote, but wish to vote in the Wellingborough constituency by-election is 30 January and information about how to register to vote is on the North Northamptonshire Council website.

Photo ID to vote

Following new legislation introduced in May 2023, all residents voting in person must remember to bring a form of photo ID with them.

Accepted forms of ID include a current or expired UK passport or photo card driving licence, including a provisional one. Expired IDs are acceptable, as long as the photo still bears a true resemblance. Only original documents are accepted, photos of your ID, copies of digital versions or digital versions saved on phones and smart devices will not be accepted.

The list of all forms of approved photo ID is shown on the poll cards. Further details are also available on the Elections pages of the NNC website.

If you don’t have any form of photo ID from the accepted list, or your ID no longer looks like you, you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate. Applicants must already be registered to vote. The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate for the up-coming by-election is 5pm on 7 February.

You can apply online for a Voter Authority Certificate via the Government website.

More information about the by-election, including deadlines for applying for postal and proxy votes, can be found on the dedicated Wellingborough constituency by-election web page.