Everything you need to know about the General Election on 4 July

Elections and voting

29 May 2024

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North Northamptonshire Council are reminding residents of the important deadlines for the General Election on Thursday 4 July.

The Council will be administering the election for Parliamentary Constituencies of Kettering, Corby and East Northamptonshire and Wellingborough and Rushden with voters in each constituency electing a Member of Parliament (MP).

This election will use new constituency boundaries, after they were redrawn in 2023 to reflect population changes and to try to even out voter numbers in each area. The new boundaries can be found by visiting the Boundary Commission for England.

Anyone who is not yet registered to vote must do so by Tuesday, 18 June in order to take part in this election. You can register to vote on the gov.uk website.

The last date to apply for a new postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June. This is also the deadline for those wishing to apply for a postal-proxy vote, and for those wishing to make changes to an existing postal or proxy vote.

The deadline for submitting an application for a new proxy vote (when someone votes on your behalf) is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June. Postal and proxy votes can be arranged online.

Anyone voting in person on Thursday 4 July will also need to present a valid form of photo ID. People are urged to check the list of acceptable forms of photo ID now to ensure they can vote. Those without an accepted form of ID have until 5pm on Wednesday 26 June to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate.

More information about the General Election can be found on the elections pages.