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Voting in the general election this Thursday 4 July

Electoral services

03 July 2024

Casting a vote in a polling station

Are you ready for the General Election this Thursday 4 July?

West Northamptonshire Council will be administering the election for the Parliamentary Constituencies of Daventry, South Northamptonshire, Northampton North, and Northampton South, with voters in each constituency electing a Member of Parliament (MP).

The candidates standing in each of the four constituencies can be viewed here

Read on to find out everything you need to know in order to have your say in this election.

Voting at a polling station

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 4 July, so you can cast your vote.

You can find details of your polling station on your poll card, which was sent to you in the run-up to the election. 

If you have misplaced your poll card don't worry. You don't need it to vote and you can check details of your polling station here

Don't forget your photo ID

When you arrive at the polling station please give your name and address to the staff inside the polling station.

You will also need to show your photo ID to confirm your identity.

You can use an expired photo ID, so long as the image on the ID remains a good likeness to you. However it must be the original document - a photocopy is not acceptable

Any of the following is acceptable:

  • Passport (UK, EU/EEA, Commonwealth issued)
  • Driving licence (including provisional licences) (UK, EU/EEA issued)
  • Blue Badge
  • Certain older/disabled people concessionary travel cards
  • Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
  • Biometric Immigration document
  • Defence identity card
  • Certain national identity cards.

Please check the list of acceptable forms of photo ID to ensure you have one that allows you to vote.

Returning your postal vote

If you arranged a postal vote and have left it too late to post it back, you can still bring your postal vote to the council offices or your polling station. 

However please note:

  • You can only hand in up to five postal votes, or a maximum of six provided one of them is your own
  • If you are a political campaigner the same limits apply, but the postal votes must be your own, or those of a close relative or person you provide regular care for
  • Every person handing in a postal vote must complete a postal vote return form.

If you post your postal vote through a council letter box, it will be rejected. This is due to a change in the law. For more information visit The Electoral Commission website

New constituency boundaries

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.

This means you may be voting in a different constituency to previous elections. The new boundaries can be found by visiting the Boundary Commission for England

Election results

The votes will be counted once polls have closed at 10pm on Thursday 4 July, with the results expected to be announced in the early hours of Friday morning.

The results for each of the four constituencies in the West Northamptonshire area will be published on our X and Facebook pages as soon as they are declared. They will also be posted on our Elections Results page

Find out more

More information about this election can be found on our General Election 2024 page

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