Get ready for the General Election! | Sevenoaks District Council

Get ready for the General Election!

Published: Monday, 3rd June 2024

Sevenoaks District Council is urging all residents to make sure they are registered to vote before midnight on 18 June if they wish to have their say in the general election on 4 July 2024.

Those not able to visit a polling station have until 5pm on 19 June to apply for a postal vote or 5pm on 26 June to apply for a proxy vote. 

Residents voting in person will need to provide ID before they can cast their vote. Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport; a UK, EEA or Commonwealth drivers’ licence, some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card. Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.

Anyone who does not have one of the accepted forms of ID will be able to apply for free ID online or by completing a paper form, available from Sevenoaks District Council. The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

Dr. Pav Ramewal, Sevenoaks District Council’s Chief Executive and Electoral Returning Officer, says: “It is so important for people to have their say about who represents them in Parliament.

“Any resident, who will be aged 18 or over on 4 July, who has not already registered to vote still has time. It’s really easy to register online. But they will need to do so by midnight on 18 June to vote on 4 July.

“Everyone on the electoral register who has opted to vote in person will soon receive their poll card that will tell them the location of their polling station.”

“If anyone is unsure about their voting arrangements, they can contact our friendly elections team with their queries.”

To find out more visit or call 01732 227000.