General Election 2024

The General Election is due to take place on Thursday, 4 July 2024.

Following the 2023 Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies, Blaenau Gwent and Rhymney now form one constituency.

Register to vote.

You can register to vote online here.

The deadline to register for the General Election is midnight on Tuesday 18th June 2024.

If you are not sure whether you are already registered to vote, please contact our Electoral Services Team: 

Postal voting

If you need to vote by post in this election, please visit Voting by Post to apply. The deadline to apply for a postal vote, or to cancel or amend an existing postal vote at this election is 5pm on Wednesday 19th June 2024.

New postal vote handling rules 

New rules have been introduced around handling postal votes:

· There will be a limit on the number of postal votes a person can hand in at a polling station or at the council offices

· You will not be allowed to hand in more than five postal ballot packs for other electors plus your own (6 in total)

· If a person hands in more than five postal ballot packs for other electors, all the postal votes (other than their own) will be rejected

· Anyone handing in postal votes will need to complete a ‘return of postal voting documents’ form

· We can no longer accept postal votes left in the letterbox at the council offices

· Any postal votes which are left at any council building without the ‘return of postal voting documents’ form being completed will be rejected

· We recommend that postal votes are returned to us via Royal Mail as soon as possible before polling day

Proxy voting

If you would like someone else to vote on your behalf at this election, please visit Voting by Proxy to apply. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is Wednesday 26th June 2024.

If after 5pm on the 26th of June 2024 you find yourself unable to vote in person, due to medical or work reasons, you may be entitled to apply for an emergency proxy vote.

Please contact the Electoral Services team for further information. 

Voter Identification

It is now a requirement to present an accepted form of identification when voting at the polling station for a General Election.

For more information, including the types of accepted ID and Voter Authority Certificates visit our Voter ID page. Voter Authority Certificates last for 10 years, so if you received one for the Police and Crime Commissioner election, you can use it for this election as well. 

Information for prospective candidates

Extensive guidance and resources for candidates and agents can be found on the Electoral Commission website. This includes:

  • What you need to know before standing for election
  • Candidate spending
  • Campaigning
  • Nominations
  • Postal votes
  • Polling day
  • Verification and count
  • After the election

Nomination forms are also available.

Any Election Notices are available below.

Key Dates:



Notice of Election

3 June 2024

Poll cards dispatched

7 June 2024

Deadline for receipt of nominations

7 June 2024 (4pm)

Publication of statement of persons nominated

7 June 2024 (5pm)

Postal votes dispatched

19 June 2024

Deadline to register to vote

18 June 2024

Deadline to apply for a postal vote

19 June 2024 (5pm)

Deadline to apply for a proxy vote

26 June 2024 (5pm)

Deadline to apply for a voter authority certificate (VAC)

26 June 2024 (5pm)

Polling Day

4 July 2024 (7am to 10pm)

Verification and count

4 July 2024 (10pm)