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General Election 4th July 2024 – Announcement from BANES

BANES have provided a summary statement for voters in the forthcoming General Election on 4th July

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister that a general election
will take place on Thursday 4 July, the Electoral Registration Officer
of Bath & North East Somerset Council is inviting residents who are not
yet registered to vote, to register online at
www.gov.uk/register-to-vote [1].

Applying online only takes five minutes and must be done by 18 June.
Anyone who has not registered by this deadline will not be able to vote
on Thursday 4 July.

Today (31 May) the notice of election has been published on the
council’s website www.bathnes.gov.uk/general-election-2024 [2].
Registered voters will start to receive their poll cards from the week
beginning 10 June.

Voters who cannot go to the polling station on Thursday 4 July, can
apply for one of the following:

 * A postal vote – you can apply online at
www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote [3] or you can request a paper form to be
posted or emailed to you. Completed applications, whether online or
paper, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday
19 June.

or

 * A proxy vote – a proxy is someone you trust who goes to your
polling station and votes on your behalf. The proxy must be 18 or over
and must be registered to vote and eligible to vote at parliamentary
elections in the UK. You can apply for a proxy vote online at
www.gov.uk/apply-proxy-vote [4] or you can request a paper form to be
posted or emailed to you. Completed applications, whether online or
paper, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm Wednesday 26
June.

Completed paper applications can be emailed to elections@bathnes.gov.uk
or can be posted to the Electoral Registration Officer, Bath & North
East Somerset Council, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW.

Voters are reminded that for the first time at a general election those
voting at a polling station will need to show photo ID. Voters should
check now if they have an accepted form of ID, and if not to apply for a
free Voter Authority Certificate. You can apply online at
www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate [5] or by
completing a paper form. Applications must reach the Electoral
Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.


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