Whether you’re voting in person or by post, voters are urged to make sure that they’re ready for the UK General Election on Thursday, 4 July 2024.

If you’re casting your vote at a polling station, you must bring an accepted form of photo identification, due to rules introduced by the UK Government. A full list of valid forms of ID are available on East Devon District Council’s website (EDDC) at www.eastdevon.gov.uk/voter-id.

If you don’t have an accepted form of ID, apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June at www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate.

Melanie Wellman, East Devon District Council’s Acting Returning Officer, said:
“We urge all voters to check now whether they have the necessary ID to vote on 4 July. If not, please apply for a Voter Authority Certificate as soon as possible. It’s vital that every eligible voter has the opportunity to participate in this election without any issues."

Postal voters will be receiving their ballot papers and are reminded to send these in as soon as possible. New postal voting rules mean that if a postal voter chooses to hand in their postal vote at a polling station or a council office, they will need to fill out a postal vote return form.
For more information about the upcoming UK General Election from EDDC, visit: www.eastdevon.gov.uk/elections.